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concertina Explained

concertina at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1837, from concert + fem. ending -ina. Portable musical instrument invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone, 1829. ///

concertina at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: concert]// a musical instrument like a small accordion, that you hold in both hands and play by pressing in from each side//
concertina 2 v [I] BrE if something concertinas, it folds together on itself// --His too-long trousers concertinaed around his feet.//

concertina at Spanish => English Of Explained:


concertina at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Portable bellows-operated musical instrument. The first concertina was patented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in London in 1829, and he later produced an instrument with full chromatic capacity. Like the accordion, its sound is produced by free reeds, but it uses buttons rather than keys. The very similar Argentinian bandoneon is square rather than hexagonal.

concertina at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a musical instrument like a small ACCORDION, that you hold in both hands. You press the ends together and pull them apart to produce sounds.
verb (concertinaing, concertinaed, concertinaed) [V] (BrE) to fold up like a concertina:
The truck crashed into the tree and concertinaed.

Concertina at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Concertina \Con`cer*ti"na\, n. [From It. concerto a concert.]
A small musical instrument on the principle of the accordion.
It is a small elastic box, or bellows, having free reeds on
the inside, and keys and handles on the outside of each of
the two hexagonal heads.

concertina at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
2: free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its
ends together to force air through the reeds
v : collapse like a concertina

concertina at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: musical instrument » s A musical instrument, like the various accordions, that is a member of the free-reed family of musical instruments, typically having buttons on both ends.
    1. Something resembling a concertina, such as a folded book, a bus door or a set of picture frames that are folded together.
    2. Coiled barbed wire for use as an obstacle.Webster's New Dictionary And Thesaurus, Geddes & Grosset Ltd., New Lanark, Scotland 1990
    3. A type of booklet label, consisting of up to 32 pages of booklet as an insert.

      Derived terms

      * concertinist

  • concertina book
  • concertina frame


    Inter: trans-top » the musical instrument
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կոնցերտին|tr=konc'ertin
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|六角手風琴狀|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|六角手风琴状|tr=liùjiǎo shǒufēngqín zhuàng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|koncertina|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|koncertina|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|concertina|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|käsiharmonikka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|accordéon|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ziehharmonika, Inter: t- » de|Konzertina|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κονσερτίνα|tr=konsertína
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מפוחית יד

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|consairtín|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fisarmonica|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|アコーディオン式|tr=akōdion-noru, Inter: t- » ja|コンサーティーナ|tr=konsātīna
    • Korean: 콘서티나 (konseotina)
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|koncertina
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|koncertyna|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|concertina|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|концертина|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|koncertina|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|acordeón|m, Inter: t- » es|concertina|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|concertina|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • to become compressed into a shape reminiscent of a concertina
    1. : The car concertinaed into the wall.
    2. 2012, Amy Schoeman, Category: w - :Skeleton Coast|Skeleton Coast, page ii
    3. :Millions of years ago the mica schists surrounding the old Brandberg West Mine became folded and concertinaed by enormous horizontal pressures.
    4. to be drawn closer and farther apart repeatedly, or up and down, as if situated on a working concertina's folds
    5. 2007, David W Cameron, 25 April 1915: The Day the Anzac Legend Was Born, page 36
    6. :This resulted in some fragmentation of the line as the boats in some cases closed to just 50 metres as they concertinaed in and out of sight of each other.

      See also

      * accordion

  • bandoneon



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