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Origin of accordion

1831; < German, now spelling Akkordion, Akkordeon name under which the instrument was patented in Vienna in 1829; probably < French accord(er) or Italian accord(are) to harmonize (see accord) + French -ion -ion, as in German Orchestrion orchestrion
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Example sentences from the Web for accordioned

  • The impact did not seem to have been particularly severe; but the entire body of the tankette had been buckled and accordioned.

    The Barbarians|John Sentry

British Dictionary definitions for accordioned

accordion
/ (əˈkɔːdɪən) /

noun

a portable box-shaped instrument of the reed organ family, consisting of metallic reeds that are made to vibrate by air from a set of bellows controlled by the player's hands. Notes are produced by means of studlike keys
short for piano accordion

Derived forms of accordion

accordionist, noun

Word Origin for accordion

C19: from German Akkordion, from Akkord harmony, chord
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