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Accordion vs. Melodeon

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Accordionnoun

A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind from a squeezed bellows upon free metallic reeds.

Melodeonnoun

A type of reed organ with a single keyboard.

Accordionnoun

(GUI) A vertical list of items that can be individually expanded and collapsed to reveal their contents.

Melodeonnoun

(musical instruments) An accordion where the melody-side keyboard is limited to the notes of diatonic scales in a small number of keys.

Accordionverb

To fold up, in the manner of an accordion

Melodeonnoun

A music hall.

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Accordionnoun

A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.

Melodeonnoun

A kind of small reed organ; - a portable form of the seraphine.

Accordionnoun

a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

Melodeonnoun

A music hall.

Accordionadjective

arranged in parallel folds;

‘plicate leaves’;

Accordionnoun

a musical instrument played by stretching and squeezing with the hands to work a central bellows that blows air over metal reeds, the melody and chords being sounded by buttons or keys.

‘her five brothers and sisters were singing to the accompaniment of an accordion’; ‘an accordion player’;

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Accordionnoun

folding like the bellows of an accordion

‘an accordion pleat’;

Accordion

Accordions (from 19th-century German Akkordeon, from Akkord—) are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called an accordionist.

‘musical chord, concord of sounds’;

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