concertinas, concertinaing, concertinaed
N-VAR: oft the N
A concertina is a musical instrument consisting of two end pieces with stiff paper or cloth that folds up between them. You play the concertina by pressing the buttons on the end pieces while moving them together and apart.

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  • concertină — CONCERTÍNĂ, concertine, s.f. Instrument muzical asemănător cu acordeonul, cu feţele laterale hexagonale. – Din fr. concertina. Trimis de Joseph, 16.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  concertínă s. f., g. d. art. concertínei; pl. concertíne Trimis de siveco …   Dicționar Român

  • concertina — [ kɔ̃sɛrtina ] n. m. • 1866; mot angl. ♦ Instrument de musique à anches et à soufflet de section hexagonale, voisin de l accordéon. Des concertinas. ● concertina nom masculin (mot anglais) Accordéon de forme hexagonale comportant deux claviers à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • concertina — ► NOUN ▪ a small musical instrument played by stretching and squeezing a central bellows between the hands to blow air over reeds, each note being sounded by a button. ► VERB (concertinas, concertinaed or concertina d, concertinaing) ▪ compress… …   English terms dictionary

  • concertina — 1835, from CONCERT (Cf. concert) + fem. ending INA (Cf. ina). Portable musical instrument invented 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone. Concertina wire attested by 1917, so called from similarity to the musical instrument …   Etymology dictionary

  • concertina — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: música Acordeón de fuelle muy largo, de forma hexagonal o heptagonal, y teclado en ambas caras: La concertina suele usarse en algunas orquestas de jazz …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concertīna — Concertīna, soviel wie Ziehharmonika …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Concertina —   [englisch, kɔnsə tɪːnə], Konzertina …   Universal-Lexikon

  • concertina — s. f. Instrumento musical parecido com um acordeão, mas de caixa hexagonal …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • concertina — f. Mús. Acordeón de forma hexagonal u octagonal, de fuelle muy largo y teclados cantantes en ambas caras o cubiertas …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • concertina — [kän΄sər tē′nə] n. [ CONCERT + INA: coined (1829) by Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802 75), Eng physicist] a musical instrument similar to an accordion but smaller and with buttons instead of a keyboard …   English World dictionary

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