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From mid nineteenth-century German Akkordion based on Italian accordare (to tune). See also accord.

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  • IPA: /əˈkɔ(ɹ).di.ˌən/
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  • Hyphenation: ac‧cord‧i‧on

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Singular
Accordion

Plural
Accordions

Accordion (plural Accordions)
  1. A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind from a squeezed bellows upon free metallic reeds.
    • 1869, Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad:
      A disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked.
    • Ambrose Bierce, Devil’s Dictionary:
      Accordion: an instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.

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Accordion (not comparable)

Positive
Accordion

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pleated.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      An accordion underskirt of blue silk moirette.

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Infinitive
to Accordion

Third person singular
Accordions

Simple past
Accordioned

Past participle
Accordioned

Present participle
Accordioning

to Accordion (third-person singular simple present Accordions, present participle Accordioning, simple past and past participle Accordioned)
  1. (transitive, intransitive) To fold up, in the manner of an accordion
    • 2000 December 29, Charles Dickinson, “Qi”, Chicago Reader:
      Still in reverse, she goosed the gas and accordioned the running board a fraction of an inch more.</span>
    • 2005, Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town[1]:
      It accordioned down and he tugged the shirt around it so that it came freePatrono:....</span>ar:accordion

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