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concertina. Small instr. with bellows similar to accordion but with hexagonal ends and studs (no kbd.). The bellows are opened and closed by the hands, the pressure created causing metallic reeds to vibrate when selected by operation of the studs by the player's fingers. Made in SATB sizes, each with range of approx. an octave. Said to have been invented by Charles Wheatstone (1802–75) in 1825 and patented as ‘symphonium’ in 1829. First to play it at a public concert was Giulio Regondi (1822–72), who lived in Eng. from 1831 and toured Europe as concertina player 1846. He wrote 2 concs. and shorter pieces for it. Ives and Grainger have included it in their scores.

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con·cer·ti·na / ˌkänsərˈtēnə/ • n. a small musical instrument, typically polygonal in form, played by stretching and squeezing between the hands, to work a central bellows that blows air over reeds, each note being sounded by a button. ∎  [as adj.] opening or closing in multiple folds: concertina doors. • v. (-ti·nas , -ti·naed / -ˈtēnəd/ ) [tr.] extend, compress, or collapse in folds like those of a concertina: [as adj.] (concertinaed) concertinaed wire.

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concertina (kŏnsûrtē´nə), musical instrument whose tone is produced by free reeds. It was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1829. It is a chromatic instrument similar to the accordion, but its bellows are attached to hexagonal blocks having handles and buttons (finger pistons), and it is smaller. It is mainly associated with popular music.

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concertina XIX (invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone, 1829). f. CONCERT 1.

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