Concertina
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. [1913 Webster]

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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

  • 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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