What is accordion?

  • (adj): Arranged in parallel folds.
    Synonyms: plicate
    See also — Additional definitions below


The accordion (from Greek a + cordion - α + χόρδιον - meaning without chord) is a box-shaped musical instrument of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone family, sometimes colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called an accordionist.

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Accordion (GUI)
... In a graphical user interface, an accordion is a vertically stacked list of items (e.g ... The term stems from the musical accordion in which sections of the bellows can be expanded by pulling outward ... A common example of a GUI accordion is the Show/Hide operation of a box region, but extended to have multiple sections in a list ...
Accordion - Other Audio Samples
... Accordion chords Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player ... Chords being played on an accordion – 145 KB ...
List Of Loveline Games - Adam Carolla Era: 1995-2005 - Ace's Mexican Ranchero Accordion Countdown
... that nearly every song contained an accordion in the background ... The objective of "Ace's Mexican Ranchero Accordion Countdown" was to guess how many seconds it took until an accordion played in a ranchero song, which would be started from ...
Lawrence Walker - Accordion Playing
... ability as well as his showmanship on the accordion ... Walker was able to please crowds as well as win many accordion contests ...
Steirische Harmonika
... pronounced sht-irish-eh harmonica) is a type of bisonoric diatonic button accordion important to the alpine folk music of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, the German state of Bavaria ... Harmonika is distinguished from other diatonic button accordions by its typically richer bass notes, and by the presence of one key per scale row that has the same tone on both ... Harmonika" literally translates from German as Styrian accordion, but the use of the adjective steirische stems from the Viennese dialect, where it refers to the folk music in ...

More definitions of "accordion":

  • (noun): A portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player.
    Synonyms: piano accordion, squeeze box