Definition of 'accordion'
Example sentences containing 'accordion'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
At the weekends he plays the accordion in an improvisation troupe. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In sound it blends the accordion and mouth organ. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Younger generations of players were indebted to his numerous arrangements and various innovations to the playing of the accordion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Followed by dancing to accordion music. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is called a piano accordion and its behaviour is shameless'. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)I remember him playing the accordion and making me a swing. The Sun (2010)A young man was playing an accordion and across the room people were lined along the bench under the window with tables before them. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)She also, apparently, plays a mean accordion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Being a pianist, I decide to try a standard bass piano accordion. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'accordion'
Used Occasionally. accordion is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'accordion'
British English: accordion /əˈkɔːdɪən/ NOUN
An accordion is a musical instrument in the shape of a box which you hold in your hands. You play it by pressing keys and buttons on the side, while moving the two ends in and out.
- American English: accordion
- Arabic: أكورْديُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: sanfona
- Chinese: 手风琴
- Croatian: harmonika
- Czech: akordeon
- Danish: harmonika
- Dutch: accordeon
- European Spanish: acordeón
- Finnish: harmonikka
- French: accordéon
- German: Akkordeon
- Greek: ακορντεόν
- Italian: fisarmonica
- Japanese: アコーディオン
- Korean: 아코디언
- Norwegian: trekkspill
- Polish: akordeon
- European Portuguese: acordeão
- Romanian: acordeon
- Russian: аккордеон
- Spanish: acordeón
- Swedish: dragspel
- Thai: หีบเพลง
- Turkish: akordiyon
- Ukrainian: акордеон
- Vietnamese: đàn accordion
Definition of accordion from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.