Part of speech: noun

A portable musical wind- instrument.

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Usage examples "accordion":

  1. After this disappointment our packs began to weigh more heavily; the mouth organs and vocalists were less persistent in their efforts and gradually stopped in disgust, and only an accordion, wielded by a husky Scotchman at the rear of the company, strove to cheer us up. - "From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade", Frederic C. Curry.
  2. Bolar Selden squeezes a North- Sea piano- in other words an accordion. - "The Heritage of the Hills", Arthur P. Hankins.
  3. Can you imagine the Parish Council, in the throes of electing a suitable person to keep the village pump in order, being confronted by a mysterious stranger who suddenly interrupts the proceedings by singing the praises of " good old Jarge" to the accompaniment of an accordion? - "From a Terrace in Prague", Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker.