a tiny transportable keyed wind instrument whose shades are produced by play of this wind upon no-cost metallic reeds
- a portable box-shaped free-reed tool; the reeds are made to vibrate by atmosphere from bellows controlled by the player
- a tiny, transportable, keyed wind instrument, whoever tones tend to be produced by play for the wind upon free metallic reeds.
1831, from German Akkordion, from Akkord "musical chord, concord of noises, be in tune" (compare Italian accordare "to attune an instrument"); fundamentally from exact same source as English agreement (v.), with suffix on example of clarion, etc. Invented 1829 by piano-maker Cyrill Demian (1772-1847) of Vienna.
(n.) A tiny, lightweight, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are created by-play of this wind upon no-cost metallic reeds.
Brandon stood, his tall form unfolding like an accordion until he towered over her again.