concertina

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noun con·cer·ti·na \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtē-nə\

Definition of concertina

  1. 1 :  a musical instrument of the accordion family

  2. 2 :  concertina wire

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Origin and Etymology of concertina

probably from 1concert + Italian -ina, diminutive suffix


First Known Use: 1837


CONCERTINA Defined for English Language Learners

concertina

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noun con·cer·ti·na \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtē-nə\

Definition of concertina for English Language Learners

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


CONCERTINA Defined for Kids

concertina

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noun con·cer·ti·na \ˌkän-sər-ˈtē-nə\

Definition of concertina for Students

  1. :  a small musical instrument like an accordion


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