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ac·cor·di·on

 (ə-kôr′dē-ən)
n.
A portable wind instrument with a small keyboard and free metal reeds that sound when air is forced past them by pleated bellows operated by the player.
adj.
Having folds or bends like the bellows of an accordion: accordion pleats; accordion blinds.

[German Akkordion, from Akkord, chord, from French accord, harmony, from Old French acorder, to accord, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement; see accord.]

ac·cor′di·on·ist n.

accordion

(əˈkɔːdɪən)
n
1. (Instruments) a portable box-shaped instrument of the reed organ family, consisting of metallic reeds that are made to vibrate by air from a set of bellows controlled by the player's hands. Notes are produced by means of studlike keys
2. (Instruments) short for piano accordion
[C19: from German Akkordion, from Akkord harmony, chord]
acˈcordionist n

ac•cor•di•on

(əˈkɔr di ən)

n.
1. a portable wind instrument with a keyboard and a hand-operated bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds.
adj.
2. having evenly spaced, parallel folds like the bellows of an accordion: accordion pleats.
[1831; < German, now sp. Akkordion, Akkordeon]
ac•cor′di•on•ist, n.

accordion

, concertina - Accordion derives from Italian accordare, "to tune," and both it and the concertina operate on the same basic principle; however, the accordion has a pianolike keyboard and is rectangular and bulky, while the concertina has buttons in headboards and is hexagonal and more portable.
See also related terms for tune.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accordion - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrumentaccordion - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
Translations
أكورْديُونآلَة الأكُورْدْيُون المُوسِيقِيه
хармоника
akordeonharmonika
harmonika
harmonikka
harmonika
harmonikatangóharmonika
akordeon
harmóníka
アコーディオン
아코디언
akordeonas
akordeons
accordeonharmonica
trekkspillakkordeon
harmonika
harmonika
dragspel
หีบเพลง
akordiyonakordeon
акордеонгармонія
đàn accordion

accordion

[əˈkɔːdɪən] Nacordeón m

accordion

[əˈkɔːrdɪən] n (= musical instrument) → accordéon m

accordion

nAkkordeon nt, → Ziehharmonika f

accordion

[əˈkɔːdɪən] n (Mus) → fisarmonica

accordion

(əˈkoːdiən) noun
a musical instrument with bellows and a keyboard.

accordion

أكورْديُون akordeon harmonika Akkordeon ακορντεόν acordeón harmonikka accordéon harmonika fisarmonica アコーディオン 아코디언 accordeon trekkspill akordeon acordeão, sanfona аккордеон dragspel หีบเพลง akordiyon đàn accordion 手风琴
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