Definition of accordion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈkɔːdiən//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrdiən//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument that you hold in both hands to produce sounds. You press the two ends together and pull them apart and press buttons and/or keys to produce the different notes. see also piano accordion See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originmid 19th cent.: from German Akkordion, from Italian accordare ‘to tune’.
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