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accordion

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noun ac·cor·di·on \ə-ˈkȯr-dē-ən\

Simple Definition of accordion

  • : a musical instrument that is shaped like a box and that is held in your hands and played by pulling its sides apart and then pushing them together while pressing buttons and keys

Full Definition of accordion

  1. :  a portable keyboard wind instrument in which the wind is forced past free reeds by means of a hand-operated bellows

ac·cor·di·on·istplay \-dē-ə-nist\ noun

Illustration of accordion

Origin of accordion

German Akkordion, from Akkord chord, from French accord, from Old French acord


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with accordion


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accordion

adjective ac·cor·di·on

Definition of accordion

  1. :  folding or creased or hinged to fold like an accordion <an accordion pleat> <an accordion door>



1852

First Known Use of accordion

1852



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