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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.
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10 for a miniature harmonica, right up to PS3,150 for a new English concertina.
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