bandoneon

or ban·do·ne·ón

[ ban-doh-nee-on ]
/ bænˈdoʊ niˌɒn /

noun

a small, square concertina or accordion with buttons instead of a keyboard, used especially in Latin America for tango music.

Origin of bandoneon

1930–35; < Spanish < German Bandonion, Bandoneon, named after Heinrich Band (1821–1860), German inventor + alteration of German (Akkord)ion accordion

Related forms

ban·do·ne·o·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bandoneon

bandoneon

/ (bænˈdəʊnɪən) /

noun

a type of square concertina, esp used in Argentina

Word Origin for bandoneon

C20: from Spanish, from German Bandonion, from Heinrich Band, its inventor
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