concertina

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con·cer·ti·na

noun \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtē-nə\

: a musical instrument that resembles a small accordion and that is played by pressing the ends together

Full Definition of CONCERTINA

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:  a musical instrument of the accordion family

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Origin of CONCERTINA

probably from 1concert + Italian -ina, diminutive suffix
First Known Use: 1837

concertina

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Portable bellows-operated musical instrument. The first concertina was patented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in London in 1829, and he later produced an instrument with full chromatic capacity. Like the accordion, its sound is produced by free reeds, but it uses buttons rather than keys. The very similar Argentinian bandoneon is square rather than hexagonal.

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