noun ac·cor·di·on \ə-ˈkr-dē-ən\

: 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

:  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·ist \-dē-ə-nist\ noun

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German Akkordion, from Akkord chord, from French accord, from Old French acord
First Known Use: 1830

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Definition of ACCORDION

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

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noun ac·cor·di·on \ə-ˈkr-dē-ən\

Definition of ACCORDION for Kids

:  a portable keyboard musical instrument played by forcing air from a bellows past metal reeds


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