piano accordion


: an accordion with a keyboard for the right hand resembling and corresponding to the middle register of a piano keyboard

Examples of piano accordion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Radcliffe can be seen rocking Yankovic's (born Alfred Matthew Yankovic) trademark curls, glasses, and Hawaiian t-shirt, piano accordion in tow, in the photo shared Tuesday. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 22 Feb. 2022 In the first official photo of him in character, shared exclusively with PEOPLE last month, Radcliffe intently plays a piano accordion while in full costume — glasses, wig and all. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 2 Mar. 2022 Klezmer orchestra members will include Richard Shapiro on piano accordion, Mike Gold on clarinet, Benny Slapak on guitar, Alexander Mikhaylovsky on violin and Herman Barski on drums. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Dec. 2019 In the 1940s and 1950s, the piano accordion (with piano-style keys) had been king, and the company wanted him to bring the instrument’s popularity back. Daniel Sheehy, Smithsonian, 22 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piano accordion was in 1860

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“Piano accordion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piano%20accordion. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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