concertina

noun
con·​cer·​ti·​na | \ ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce concertina (audio) \

Definition of concertina

1 : a musical instrument of the accordion family

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Examples of concertina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is why, when on March 22, as concertina rolls were strung across roads in Jammu & Kashmir’s capital Srinagar, and police vehicles issued stay-at-home orders, people effortlessly adhered. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "Imagine the Indian lockdown without the internet and phones. Now think Kashmir," 26 Mar. 2020 Each Lad is a multi-instrumentalist, and the combined lineup includes fiddle, button accordion, tenor banjo, flute, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, 5-string banjo, concertina, and bodhran. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 10-16," 10 Feb. 2020 During the meal, prizes were distributed to the winners of the day’s events, and the evening concluded with concertina and violin music and singing. Buddy Levy, Time, "The Story of an Extravagant Christmas Dinner Near the North Pole in 1881," 23 Dec. 2019 Members of the band include Joe Lemeris, banjo; Bill Reveley, mandolin and fiddle; Marilyn Toback-Reveley, rhythm guitar; Joe Delillo, upright bass, and Tim St. Jean, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and concertina. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 Nov. 2019 The white cloth, once freshly ironed, bears the trace of a concertina of folds. The Economist, "The first “Last Supper” painted by a woman goes on public display," 23 Oct. 2019 Having multiple people on-ship provides more hands to drop anchor on a dime, navigate from the map room, man the cannons, look out from the crow’s nest, or even just play a concertina to pass the time. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Sea of Thieves makes a weak, meandering first impression," 24 Mar. 2018 Now 78, O'Donnell is a concertina player, too, and fondly recalls playing with Concertina Millie. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's 'Concertina Millie' was a Polka Hall of Famer who started performing at age 16," 27 Sep. 2017 Millie met her husband while playing her concertina in a Milwaukee tavern right after World War II. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's 'Concertina Millie' was a Polka Hall of Famer who started performing at age 16," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of concertina

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concertina

probably from concert entry 1 + Italian -ina, diminutive suffix

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The first known use of concertina was in 1834

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“Concertina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concertina. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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concertina

noun
How to pronounce concertina (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of concertina

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

concertina

noun
con·​cer·​ti·​na | \ ˌkän-sər-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce concertina (audio) \

Kids Definition of concertina

: a small musical instrument like an accordion

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