concertina


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con·cer·ti·na

 (kŏn′sər-tē′nə)
n.
A small instrument with bellows like an accordion but with buttons in place of keys.

[concert + Italian -ina, feminine diminutive suff.]

concertina

(ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə)
n
(Instruments) a small hexagonal musical instrument of the reed organ family in which metallic reeds are vibrated by air from a set of bellows operated by the player's hands. Notes are produced by pressing buttons
vb, -nas, -naing or -naed
(intr) to collapse or fold up like a concertina
[C19: concert + -ina]
ˌconcerˈtinist n

con•cer•ti•na

(ˌkɒn sərˈti nə)

n. -nas,
1. a musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range.
v.i., v.t.
2. to fold or collapse in the manner of a concertina.
adj.
3. of or resembling a concertina.
[appar. coined by its inventor, Charles Wheatstone (1802–75)]
con`cer•ti′nist, 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.

concertina


Past participle: concertinaed
Gerund: concertinaing

Imperative
concertina
concertina
Present
I concertina
you concertina
he/she/it concertinas
we concertina
you concertina
they concertina
Preterite
I concertinaed
you concertinaed
he/she/it concertinaed
we concertinaed
you concertinaed
they concertinaed
Present Continuous
I am concertinaing
you are concertinaing
he/she/it is concertinaing
we are concertinaing
you are concertinaing
they are concertinaing
Present Perfect
I have concertinaed
you have concertinaed
he/she/it has concertinaed
we have concertinaed
you have concertinaed
they have concertinaed
Past Continuous
I was concertinaing
you were concertinaing
he/she/it was concertinaing
we were concertinaing
you were concertinaing
they were concertinaing
Past Perfect
I had concertinaed
you had concertinaed
he/she/it had concertinaed
we had concertinaed
you had concertinaed
they had concertinaed
Future
I will concertina
you will concertina
he/she/it will concertina
we will concertina
you will concertina
they will concertina
Future Perfect
I will have concertinaed
you will have concertinaed
he/she/it will have concertinaed
we will have concertinaed
you will have concertinaed
they will have concertinaed
Future Continuous
I will be concertinaing
you will be concertinaing
he/she/it will be concertinaing
we will be concertinaing
you will be concertinaing
they will be concertinaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concertinaing
you have been concertinaing
he/she/it has been concertinaing
we have been concertinaing
you have been concertinaing
they have been concertinaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concertinaing
you will have been concertinaing
he/she/it will have been concertinaing
we will have been concertinaing
you will have been concertinaing
they will have been concertinaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concertinaing
you had been concertinaing
he/she/it had been concertinaing
we had been concertinaing
you had been concertinaing
they had been concertinaing
Conditional
I would concertina
you would concertina
he/she/it would concertina
we would concertina
you would concertina
they would concertina
Past Conditional
I would have concertinaed
you would have concertinaed
he/she/it would have concertinaed
we would have concertinaed
you would have concertinaed
they would have concertinaed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concertina - coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
barbed wire, barbwire - strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
2.concertina - free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
bandoneon - a type of concertina popular in South America
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
Verb1.concertina - collapse like a concertina
collapse - fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
Translations
lمِعْزَف يَدَوي سُداسي
harmonika
concertinalillesekskantet trækharmonika
konsertína
koncertina
harmonikas
körüklü armonika

concertina

[ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə]
A. Nconcertina f
B. VI the vehicles concertinaed into each otherlos vehículos quedaron hechos un acordeón
C. CPD concertina crash N (Aut) → choque m or colisión f en cadena

concertina

[ˌkɒnsərˈtiːnə]
nconcertina m

concertina

nKonzertina f
visich wie eine Ziehharmonika zusammenschieben

concertina

[ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə]
2. viaccartocciarsi, piegarsi come una fisarmonica

concertina

(konsəˈtiːnə) noun
a portable musical wind instrument with bellows and a keyboard.
References in classic literature ?
The young man had a concertina, and he played the tunes popular on the music-halls a dozen years before.
I thought of hobgoblins and banshees, and will-o'-the-wisps, and those wicked girls who sit up all night on rocks, and lure people into whirl- pools and things; and I wished I had been a better man, and knew more hymns; and in the middle of these reflections I heard the blessed strains of "He's got `em on," played, badly, on a concertina, and knew that we were saved.
I do not admire the tones of a concertina, as a rule; but, oh
sang the Count, jauntily tossing up the concertina at arm's length, and bowing to us, on one side of the instrument, with the airy grace and elegance of Figaro himself at twenty years of age.
Besides the two drunken men he had met on the steps, a group consisting of about five men and a girl with a concertina had gone out at the same time.
Why, you play--if you can--the Concertina, you know,' replied Fledgeby, meditating very slowly.
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The concertina arrangement of pages gradually reveals cross-sections of pipes, drains, cables, sewers, archaeological relics, underground railways, limestone caves and rivers, and coal mines before reaching the earth's mantle and core.
And that's before the 24% buyer's premium (inclusive of VAT on the premium was added) Most wanted proved to be an instrument made by Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) who is credited as having invented the concertina in 1829.
Besides heavy deployment of Indian troops, all roads leading to the mosque in Srinagar were sealed with concertina wires while the gates of the mosque were locked with the aim to curb the thousands of devotees from offering weekly congregational prayers, a statement issued by Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum.
The combination of concertina and banjo is not an everyday occurrence, it is true, but this duo make it feel Right At Home, which you have probably deduced is the title of the album.
The concertina player is not your classic pop pin-up but, in the world of celtic music, he definitely has the x-factor.