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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawr-dee-uh n]
    • /əˈkɔr di ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawr-dee-uh n]
    • /əˈkɔr di ən/

Definitions of accordioned word

  • noun accordioned Also called piano accordion. a portable wind instrument having a large bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds, a keyboard for the right hand, and buttons for sounding single bass notes or chords for the left hand. 1
  • noun accordioned a similar instrument having single-note buttons instead of a keyboard. 1
  • adjective accordioned having a fold or folds like the bellows of an accordion: accordion roof; accordion panel. 1
  • verb without object accordioned (of a door, roof, or other covering) to open by folding back or pressing together in the manner of an accordion: The roof of the car accordions to let in sunlight and fresh air. 1
  • verb without object accordioned to fold, crush together, or collapse in the manner of an accordion. 1
  • verb with object accordioned to demolish by crushing together lengthwise: The impact accordioned the car beneath the truck. 1

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Origin of accordioned

First appearance:

before 1831
One of the 36% newest English words
1831; < German, now spelling Akkordion, Akkordeon name under which the instrument was patented in Vienna in 1829; probably < French accord(er) or Italian accord(are) to harmonize (see accord) + French -ion -ion, as in German Orchestrion orchestrion

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accordioned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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