concertina

noun con·cer·ti·na \ ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtē-nə \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of concertina

1 : a musical instrument of the accordion family

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Origin and Etymology of concertina

probably from 1concert + Italian -ina, diminutive suffix


CONCERTINA Defined for English Language Learners

concertina

noun

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

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

Definition of concertina for Students

: a small musical instrument like an accordion


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