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Definition of the noun accordion

What does accordion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accordions

  1. a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
    • examples: I played the accordion. | Tom played the accordion while Mary danced. | Tom finally talked Mary into lending him her accordion. | Tom plays accordion quite well. | I forgot Tom knew how to play the accordion. | A white-haired man was playing an accordion outside the shop.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of accordion: squeeze box
    • more generic terms: free-reed instrument = a wind instrument with a free reed; keyboard instrument = a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
    • more specific terms:
    • part: piano keyboard / fingerboard / clavier = a bank of keys on a musical instrument

Definition of the adjective accordion

What does accordion mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. See Pleated.

Definition of the verb accordion

What does accordion mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. [transitive, intransitive] To fold up, in the manner of an accordion

Games

  1. Accordion is a solitaire game using one deck of playing cards. The object is to compress the entire deck into one pile like an accordion.
  2. "Accordion" is a video game.
    • genre: Strategy video game

Film

"Accordion" a.k.a. "Accordeon" is a 2004 short animation film directed by Michèle Cournoyer.

Music

  1. "Accordion" is a composition.
  2. "Accordion" is a musical album by Emil Dimitrov.
    • released in (31 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Accordion: Accordions are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called an accordionist. The concertina and bandoneón are related; the harmonium and American reed organ are in the same family.
    • also known as Accordian, Sanfona, Gaita, Accordeon
  2. Accordion: The graphical control element accordion is a vertically stacked list of items, such as labels or thumbnails. Each item can be "expanded" or "stretched" to reveal the content associated with that item. There can be zero expanded items, exactly one, or more than one items expanded at a time, depending on the configuration.

Phrases with Accordion

Phrases starting with the word Accordion:

  1. accordion door
  2. Accordion File
  3. Accordion Pleat

Phrases ending with the word Accordion:

  1. piano accordion
  2. button accordion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accordion

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Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

Accordion The accordion is a key instrument in two forms of southern music— Cajun music from south Louisiana and música norteña from...

Google previewBeginning ASP.NET 4.5 in VB (2012)

by Matthew MacDonald

Clearly, the Accordion is a simple-to-use yet impressive way to deal with dense displays of data and groups of information. If you want to have a...

Google previewBeginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 (2010)

by Matthew MacDonald

Clearly, the Accordion is a simple-to-use, yet impressive way to deal with dense displays of data and groups of information. If you want to have a...

Google previewBeginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# (2012)

by Matthew MacDonald

Clearly, the Accordion is a simple-to-use yet impressive way to deal with dense displays of data and groups of information. If you want to have a...

Google previewBeginning ASP.NET 3.5 in VB 2008 (2008)

From Novice to Professional by Matthew MacDonald

Clearly, the Accordion is a simple-to-use, yet impressive way to deal with dense displays of data and groups of information. If you want to have a...

Google previewBeginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 (2008)

From Novice to Professional by Matthew MacDonald

Clearly, the Accordion is a simple-to-use, yet impressive way to deal with dense displays of data and groups of information. If you want to have...

Google previewLouisiana's Zydeco (2013)

by Sherry T. Broussard

The accordion is the essential musical instrument of the zydeco band. The music has the effect to smooth away problems and troubles for a while. Some of the musicians describe themselves as Creoles. Most of the early and middle years, ...

Google previewBeginning jQuery (2013)

by Jack Franklin

An accordion is a great way to include a lot of information in a small amount of room. It works by taking paragraphs of text—each under a heading—and showing only one section of text at a time. The user can navigate by clicking each heading ...

Google previewKeyboards (2011)

by Daniel Nunn

An accordion is an organ, too . You squeeze it to. 14.

Google previewExploring Roots Music (2004)

Twenty Years of the JEMF Quarterly by Nolan Porterfield

accordion is the primary melodic instrument. Vocals tend to be relaxed, open- throated, and conversational. Performances are dominated by waltzes, polkas, and an occasional schot- tische; and these dance tunes are drawn largely from ...

Google previewSounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality (2011)

by Martha Mockus

The accordion is a polyphonic emblem ofcultural authenticity andthe struggle for ethnic identity—lost, erased, reformed, and remembered. Butin this novel itisalsoa living organism, oftencompared toparts ofthe body, andcrudely sexualized by ...

Google previewChildren as Readers in Children’s Literature (2015)

The Power of Texts and the Importance of Reading by Evelyn Arizpe, Vivienne Smith

Playing an accordion is a physically embracing experience, for the instrument becomes an extension of the body which you almost hug to produce the sounds. Zusak's giving Hans an accordion raises further interesting connections with the ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide Slovenia (2015)

by DK

The accordion is a key component in almost every folk group. Pan pipes or trstenka Zither, a common musical instrument Live music is an important part of social life, especially during summer, when most towns and villages organize festivals ...

Google previewChambers Card Games (2012)

by Peter Chambers

Accordion is a difficult game to win, and can be very frustrating, as you can approach the end with perhaps only three or fourpilesonthe table andthen deal seven oreight cards in aline,none of which can be moved. Examplegame Suppose ...

Google previewDance a While (2015)

A Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance, Tenth Edition by Anne M. Pittman, Marlys S. Waller, Cathy L. Dark

The accordion is the modern addition to the ancient instruments described above , and made its appearance on the French music scene comparatively recently, in the mid-nineteenth century. Regional instruments provide distinctive sounds to ...

Google previewDictionary of Manufactures, Mining, Machinery, and the Industrial Arts (1869)

by George Dodd

The Accordion is an application of this principle: there are as many cavities and tongues as there are notes, keys to determine which tongues shall be acted upon during the progress of a tune, and bellows to make the tongues vibrate.

Google previewThe Advanced Dictionary of Marketing (2008)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

(also called accordion theory) DESCRIPTION The view that retail institutions change systematically over time, moving from outlets with wide assortments to outlets with narrow, more specialized assortments, but then over time moving back ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Papago Indian Band Lineup: Phillip Celestine, guitar; Henry Juan, accordion; Nash Thomas, drums; Fedelis Manuel, saxophone/accordion; Al Jose, bass. DISCOGRAPHY: Papago Indian ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

VolumeII: Performance and Production by John Shepherd

Dairo, for example, used the single-row diatonic accordion for ostinatos in a multilayered ensemble. 10. Keyboard Instruments Piano accordions and double-action chromatic button accordions became increasingly popular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues: A-J, index (2006)

by Edward M. Komara

The accordion reached its peak popularity with African American musicians between the end of Reconstruction (1865-1877) and the early twentieth century. Clarence Tross, a West Virginian musician, reported that it was "mostly the colored ...

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Video language resources about Accordion

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Quotes about Accordion

A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1R1D2I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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