didgeridoo

noun
did·​ger·​i·​doo | \ ˈdi-jə-rē-ˌdü How to pronounce didgeridoo (audio) , ˌdi-jə-rē-ˈdü\
variants: or less commonly didjeridoo

Definition of didgeridoo

: a large bamboo or wooden trumpet of the Australian aborigines

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Less noticed, though, was this revelation: Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo. Washington Post, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 7 Aug. 2019 The young children were entertained by Thomas’ performance and in the end, several lucky children got the chance to play the didgeridoo themselves in front of the crowd. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "Avon Library Crowd Learns All About Australia," 7 Aug. 2019 Less noticed, though, was this revelation: Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo. Washington Post, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 7 Aug. 2019 Less noticed, though, was this revelation: Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo. Emily Heil, chicagotribune.com, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 8 Aug. 2019 While the didgeridoo might be an, er, unconventional choice of wind instrument for a small-town politician, having a musical bulletpoint on a politician's personal résumé is not. Emily Heil, chicagotribune.com, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 8 Aug. 2019 The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2019 Oh my god that didgeridoo is gonna be SO MUCH TROUBLE, especially if cousins Prince George and Louis get ahold of it. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Baby Sussex's Gifts From Australian Fans Include 11 Stuffed Koalas and Three Boomerangs," 5 Apr. 2019 Clean Bandit were the first of several performances representing various Commonwealth nations; the lineup also included North Indian dhol drumming, and a didgeridoo solo by an Australian aboriginal musician. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Probably Missed This Adorable Moment Between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry," 11 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of didgeridoo

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for didgeridoo

probably of imitative origin

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