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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.]
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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
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

concertina

[ˌkɒnsərˈtiːnə]
nconcertina m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

concertina

nKonzertina f
visich wie eine Ziehharmonika zusammenschieben
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

concertina

[ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə]
2. viaccartocciarsi, piegarsi come una fisarmonica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

concertina

(konsəˈtiːnə) noun
a portable musical wind instrument with bellows and a keyboard.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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!
He was singing Figaro's famous song in the Barber of Seville, with that crisply fluent vocalisation which is never heard from any other than an Italian throat, accompanying himself on the concertina, which he played with ecstatic throwings-up of his arms, and graceful twistings and turnings of his head, like a fat St.
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.
Concertinas became popular both in the parlour and the music halls as well as with temperance bands and the Salvation Army.
The books claim to be a 'social history', and that is true to the extent that there are many descriptions of the contexts within which anglo concertinas were played.
Popular from Victorian times until the 1930s, Anglo-German concertinas largely disappeared into dusty attics after the Second World War, re-emerging only with the increased interest in English and (especially) Irish traditional music in the 1970s.