verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- according as,
- according to,
- according to all accounts,
- according to hoyle,
- accordion graft,
- accordion pleat,
- accordion pleats,
Origin of accordion
Examples from the Web for accordion
He had skinny legs and bloated ribs fanning from his torso like an accordion strapped to his chest.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The questions presented by the lower folds in the accordion are economic and social.
We live in an accordion economy, as I'm not the first to say.
The front third of the large coach had smashed like an accordion into a cement pillar.
There are pictures of pretty young women singing along to a jolly officer on the accordion.
Again there came to Philip's ears the wheezing notes of the accordion.Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police|James Oliver Curwood
So with small food and much of Homer and the accordion, a week passed over the heads of the outcasts.Stories of Exile|Various
I tried the experiment in another way, by holding the accordion myself, and not letting it be touched by the medium.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
William Vibard moved with his accordion from the porch to beside the kitchen stove.Mountain Blood|Joseph Hergesheimer
He held an accordion over him upon which he played a medley of airs, while she whirled a soft hat with her fingers.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
Word Origin for accordion
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.