A straight-faced clown in severe white makeup begins picking out a tune on an accordion as more people trickle in to watch.
The questions presented by the lower folds in the accordion are economic and social.
There are pictures of pretty young women singing along to a jolly officer on the accordion.
Papino, the white clown, reappears, now without his accordion.
He had skinny legs and bloated ribs fanning from his torso like an accordion strapped to his chest.
William Vibard moved with his accordion from the porch to beside the kitchen stove.
Was not his accordion there to show that he possessed a regular means of livelihood?
Again there came to Philip's ears the wheezing notes of the accordion.
Gunner Oke had strapped an accordion on top of his knapsack.
Evidently, the master of the ark was musically inclined, for a shelf contained an accordion, a banjo and a mouth organ.
1831, from German Akkordion, from Akkord "musical chord, concord of sounds, be in tune" (cf. Italian accordare "to attune an instrument"); ultimately from same source as English accord (v.), with suffix on analogy of clarion, etc. Invented 1829 by piano-maker Cyrill Demian (1772-1847) of Vienna.