Accordion Definition

ə-kôrdē-ən
noun
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
adjective
Having folds, or folding, like the bellows of an accordion.
Accordion pleats.
Webster's New World
verb
(intransitive) To fold up, in the manner of an accordion.
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Other Word Forms of Accordion

Noun

Singular:
accordion
Plural:
accordions

Origin of Accordion

  • German Akkordion from Akkord chord from French accord harmony from Old French acorder to accord from Medieval Latin accordāre to bring into agreement accord

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1831. From German Akkordion, from Akkord (“harmony”), from French accord, from Old French acorder, based on Italian accordare (“to tune”). See also accord.

    From Wiktionary

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