bandonion

noun
ban·​do·​ni·​on | \ ban-ˈdō-nē-ˌän \
variants: or bandoneon \ ban-​ˈdō-​nē-​ˌän \
plural -s

Definition of bandonion

: an accordion popular in South America having buttons for both treble and bass notes with each bass button representing or sounding a single note not a chord

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History and Etymology for bandonion

bandonion from German, from Heinrich Band, 19th century German musician, its inventor + German -on- (as in harmonika harmonica, accordion, from English harmonica) + -ion (as in akkordion accordion); bandoneon, from Spanish bandoneón, from German bandonion

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“Bandonion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandonion. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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