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con•cer•ti•na



Pronunciation: (kon"sur-tē'nu), [key]
n., v., -naedPronunciation: (-nud), [key] -na•ingPronunciation: (-nu-ing), [key]
adj.


n.
1. a musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range.
2. See concertina wire.

v.i.
to fold, crush together, or collapse in the manner of a concertina: The car concertinaed when it hit the truck.

v.t.
to cause to fold or collapse in the manner of a concertina.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a concertina: concertina pleats.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

concert grandconcertina movement
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