Synonyms for accordion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kawr-dee-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkɔr di ən

Définition of accordion

Origin :
  • 1831, from German Akkordion, from Akkord "musical chord, concord of sounds, be in tune" (cf. Italian accordare "to attune an instrument"); ultimately from same source as English accord (v.), with suffix on analogy of clarion, etc. Invented 1829 by piano-maker Cyrill Demian (1772-1847) of Vienna.
  • noun musical instrument
Example sentences :
  • With that, the unknown displayed an accordion which was slung across his chest.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • Was not his accordion there to show that he possessed a regular means of livelihood?
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • Ye can't foller a fiddle an' sing, ye got to hev a melodeon or accordion.
  • Extract from : « Watch Yourself Go By » by Al. G. Field
  • The Italian slipped his hands from the accordion and laid it aside.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1917 » by Various
  • Gunner Oke had strapped an accordion on top of his knapsack.
  • Extract from : « Merry-Garden and Other Stories » by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Why, the table in the middle of the room—chairs—the guitar—the accordion.
  • Extract from : « Fruits of Culture » by Leo Tolstoy
  • What I want to know, Captain,” says he, “is where you learned to play the accordion so well.
  • Extract from : « Odd Numbers » by Sewell Ford
  • The accordion and the bones were put aside that day, and Homer was forgotten.
  • Extract from : « The Short-story » by William Patterson Atkinson
  • But a banjo would be better for the Doppies, or—I have it—an accordion!
  • Extract from : « Charge! » by George Manville Fenn
  • One-eyed Joe played the accordion, and that was all the music they had.
  • Extract from : « Just Patty » by Jean Webster

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