Definition of yidaki in English:

yidaki

noun

  • A didgeridoo, typically one made by an Australian Aborigine using traditional techniques.

    • ‘The Australian didgeridoo or yidaki is a simple wind instrument, yet a good player can coax from it a variety of timbres greater than that of many an orchestral instrument.’
    • ‘It is inappropriate for anyone to presume to play anyone else's yidaki.’
    • ‘Neither of these commentators belongs to a group for whom the yidaki has any ceremonial significance whatsoever.’
    • ‘It is a place where Ganbulapula brought the yidaki (or didgeridoo) into being amongst the Gumatj people.’
    • ‘Musically the main ingredients are guitar, drums and keyboard, plus didgeridoo (yidaki) and clapsticks (bilma).’
    • ‘Traditional instruments such as the yidaki (didgeridoo) and bilma (ironwood clapsticks) are juxtaposed with electric guitars, bass, keyboards and drums.’

Origin

Yolngu (an Aboriginal language of Arnhem Land), ‘didgeridoo’.

Pronunciation

yidaki

/ˈjɪdaki/