ALL meanings of accordion

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  • countable noun accordion An accordion is a musical instrument in the shape of a fairly large box which you hold in your hands. You play the accordion by pressing keys or buttons on either side while moving the two sides together and apart. Accordions are used especially to play traditional popular music. 3
  • noun accordion a portable box-shaped instrument of the reed organ family, consisting of metallic reeds that are made to vibrate by air from a set of bellows controlled by the player's hands. Notes are produced by means of studlike keys 3
  • noun accordion a musical instrument with keys, metal reeds, and a bellows: it is played by alternately pulling out and pressing together the bellows to force air through the reeds, which are opened by fingering the keys 3
  • adjective accordion having folds, or folding, like the bellows of an accordion 3
  • noun accordion A portable musical instrument with metal reeds blown by bellows, played by means of keys and buttons. 1
  • noun accordion 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 accordion a similar instrument having single-note buttons instead of a keyboard. 1
  • adjective accordion having a fold or folds like the bellows of an accordion: accordion roof; accordion panel. 1
  • verb without object accordion (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 accordion to fold, crush together, or collapse in the manner of an accordion. 1
  • noun accordion music: instrument 1
  • verb with object accordion to demolish by crushing together lengthwise: The impact accordioned the car beneath the truck. 1
  • noun accordion A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind from a squeezed bellows upon free metallic reeds. 0
  • verb accordion (Transitive Verb) VI To fold up, in the manner of an accordion. 0
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