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noun as in musical instrument

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The movie’s accordion-heavy theme song pipes through the lines, where it’s forever twilight.

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His band, the Combo Show, wore casual tropical shirts, danced alongside him onstage, and featured conga drums, saxophones and keyboards as well as the traditional accordion, güira and tambora.

They were joined by an accordion player who could pass for a bearded hipster from Brooklyn.

It shows in everything they produce, starting with slices of moist, accordion-pull brisket that hit all the marks.

A brief history of court packingIn the Civil War era, the court expanded and shrank like an accordion.

Some operate like bellows, creating an accordion-like sound as they aspirate.

He had skinny legs and bloated ribs fanning from his torso like an accordion strapped to his chest.

The questions presented by the lower folds in the accordion are economic and social.

We live in an accordion economy, as I'm not the first to say.

A straight-faced clown in severe white makeup begins picking out a tune on an accordion as more people trickle in to watch.

A sailor, who had brought an accordion with him, was playing "While the North Sea roars," and other popular airs.

The proprietor, being angry, rescued the accordion roughly; whereupon Anne pouted and cast appealing glances on her friends.

However, Muriel in her salmon-coloured, accordion-pleated frock bowled Michael off his superior pedestal.

It seemed to have been pleated and shoved together like an accordion.

Poor Mr. Nicholson had bought an accordion, which he amused himself in the long evenings with playing.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accordion, such as: concertina, groanbox, melodeon, squeezebox, stomach steinway, and windbox.

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