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Definitions for accordion
əˈkɔr di ənac·cor·dion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accordion, piano accordion, squeeze boxnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. accordionnoun

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

  2. accordionverb

    To fold up, in the manner of an accordion

  3. accordionadjective

    Pleated, or folded like a bellows from an accordion.

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1831.

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  1. accordion

    An accordion is a musical instrument in the keyboard family that is played by compressing or expanding bellows, which pushes air through reeds to create sound. It typically has both a piano or button-style keyboard and buttons for individual notes on opposite ends. The sound and pitch can be changed by opening or closing different valves. The accordion is commonly used in folk, jazz, and various other music genres around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accordionnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [See Accord.]

Wikidata

  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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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. Richard Farley:

    Often when doing an add-on or tapping an accordion, Fed and OCC regulated banks - even if they are in the syndicate now - are saying no if lead arranging a new deal will be criticized.

  2. 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.

  3. Charles Casillo:

    The car looked like an accordion, he was crumpled up inside and his face was completely destroyed. His nose and jaw were broken in several places. The car was still running and it was dangerous to get in. Because of the impact, the doors wouldn’t open. It was Elizabeth who pulled at the back door and managed to get in. He started choking and she actually stuck her fingers down his throat to pull out his broken teeth. Everyone at the scene said she literally saved his life.

  4. Zachary Lippman:

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

  5. Tom Waits:

    A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.

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