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or didj·er·i·doo (dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′, dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′)
n. pl. didg·er·i·doos or didj·er·i·doos
A musical instrument of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, consisting of a long hollow branch or stick that makes a deep drone when blown into while vibrating the lips.

[Imitative of its sound.]
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(Instruments) other names for didgeridoo
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(29.) Whereas 'Waltzing Matilda' obviously means 'Australia' only for the white-skinned immigrants to the continent, the didjeridoo, on the contrary, seems to have become able to stir the emotions of everyone living Down Under.
Ballentine identifiseer vier verskillende tendense onder hierdie musikante, naamlik kunstenaars wat musikaal of verbaal sonder enige ware inhoud na Afrika verwys, waar dit 'n abstraksie bly, groepe vir wie Afrika die primitiewe, eksotiese en die trans voorstel, en hulle wat "primitiewe" instrumente soos panfluite en didjeridoo's gebruik (Ballentine, 2004:112-113).
Perhaps the didjeridoo was discovered in the same way by an aborigine blowing down a hot stiff dehydrated snake to cool it before eating.
It was interesting to work with the didjeridoo player William Barton and to meet the Australian crowd, including [composer] Brett Deane, who were over.
The Guru Band (Richter, Hlavka, Rajnosek, Jana Koubkova) offers two improvised pieces on the borders of ethno, alternative and rock, and the Wooden Toys cut (already minus the founder Ian Wood) is dominated by didjeridoo. But the high points are once again the "home" recordings.
While performing in Tucson, Arizona, in 1996, things took an unexpected turn when Martin & Scott met Allan Shockley, an accomplished didjeridoo player and maker.
Burning Sky smokes with the sharp grooves of a Native flute, didjeridoo, boppy percussion and Spanish guitar.