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Definition characterized by narrower parallel folds when closed and wider when open — such as a door or musical instrument with that characteristic

When unqualified, accordion generally refers to a musical instrument.
  • An accordion wall can be closed to divide the room.
accordion = characterized by narrower parallel folds when closed and wider when open — such as a door or musical instrument with that characteristic
  • The reading lamp can be pulled up to three feet from the wall on an accordion arm.
  • accordion = characterized by narrower parallel folds when closed and wider when open — such as a door or musical instrument with that characteristic
  • Ahmad Zahir was playing an accordion and singing on the stage over masses of dancing bodies.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • He was a painter by trade and played the piano accordion.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • The notes of an accordion float across from the billets.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • The accordion looked at her through the hole in the case.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • He stood and strapped it on in the alps of broken houses and played the accordion with kindness silver eyes and even a cigarette slouched on his lips.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • "Please," she said, "my papa's accordion."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • He dropped the accordion and his silver eyes continued to rust.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • Later, they remembered the accordion but no one noticed the book.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • The girl let her hold her hand on top of the accordion case, which sat between them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • "That's my papa's accordion."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • The accordion case fell from her grip.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • Did you know I saw you with Papa's accordion?
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • We were bombed, she thought, and now she turned to the man at her side and said, "That's my papa's accordion."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • A man walked past with a broken accordion case and Liesel could see the instrument inside.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • She looked to where the man was taking the accordion and followed him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • One day I passed Edith, the homeless woman who plays the accordion every day on the corner of Sutter and Stockton,
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • ...and spotted an American flag sticker on the accordion case at her feet.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides
  • This one was sent out by the breath of an accordion, the odd taste of champagne in summer, and the art of promise-keeping.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
accordion = a musical instrument held in the hands that has a keyboard and two rigid sides with parallel folds in the middle that can be filled with air and compressed by pushing one of the rigid sides

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