What does accordion mean?

Definitions for accordion
əˈkɔr di ənac·cor·dion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box(noun)

    a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

Wiktionary

  1. accordion(Noun)

    A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind from a squeezed bellows upon free metallic reeds.

  2. accordion(Verb)

    To fold up, in the manner of an accordion

  3. accordion(Adjective)

    Pleated, or folded like a bellows from an accordion.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1831.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accordion(noun)

    a small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds

  2. Origin: [See Accord.]

Freebase

  1. Accordion

    Accordions are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, sometimes colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called an accordionist. The instrument is played by compressing or expanding the bellows while pressing buttons or keys, causing valves, called pallets, to open, which allow air to flow across strips of brass or steel, called reeds, that vibrate to produce sound inside the body. The performer normally plays the melody on buttons or keys on the right-hand manual, and the accompaniment, consisting of bass and pre-set chord buttons, on the left-hand manual. The accordion -which is mainly manufactured in Italy -is often used in folk music in Europe, North America and South America, and in some countries, such as Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, it is also commonly used in mainstream pop music. In Europe and North-America, it is often associated with busking. Some popular music acts also make use of the instrument. Additionally, the accordion is sometimes used in both solo and orchestra performances of classical music. The oldest name for this group of instruments is actually harmonika, from the Greek harmonikos, meaning harmonic, musical. Today, native versions of the name accordion are more common. These names are a reference to the type of accordion patented by Cyrill Demian, which concerned "automatically coupled chords on the bass side".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accordion

    ak-kor′di-on, n. a portable musical instrument consisting of a hand-bellows, with keyboard on one side, the keys resting on free metal reeds so arranged that each sounds two notes, one in expanding, the other in contracting the bellows. [From Accord.]

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How to say accordion in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accordion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accordion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of accordion in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.

  2. Zachary Lippman:

    When you mutate the gene, it basically shrinks the plant like an accordion so you can make it much more compact.

  3. Tal Winter:

    It’s bad for my health, it’s horrid for the environment and it’s also really ugly, it’s like a garbage accordion.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    He was playing 'Do the Hustle' - on an accordion. She said she found this 'sexy and brave.' I mean, the brave part I understand.

  5. Jed Babbin, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense:

    Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless, noisy baggage behind.

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