Definition of piano accordion in US English:

piano accordion


  • An accordion with the melody played on a small vertical keyboard like that of a piano.

    • ‘A number of special guests will be appearing in the show including the award winning piano accordion player.’
    • ‘Items range from a horse drawn mobile spray tank, a separator, a cheese press, and a grass sieve to washing and sewing machines, a lead coated sink bench, tobacco tins and an old piano accordion.’
    • ‘The current music is provided by melodeons and piano accordion and various members would play a drum if there was one to hand.’
    • ‘Playing everything from harp to bagpipes (via keyboards, bodhrán, piano accordion, guitar and fiddle) the band played at festivals, parades, shows and more.’
    • ‘The two main types of double-action, chromatic accordion are the piano accordion, with a piano-style keyboard in the right-hand manual, and the ‘continental chromatic’ accordion.’
    • ‘When the Irish dancehall scene began to wane in Boston and the rest of America in the late 1950s he switched to the piano accordion and continued to play up to the early 1990s when he retired.’
    • ‘Mary on her piano accordion was their accompanist.’
    • ‘Shepherd's normal programme is a wonderful mix of button and piano accordion, toe-tapping fiddle and drums.’
    • ‘Anyone between the ages of 7 and 70 are welcome to come along and learn to play the tin whistle, button or piano accordion at 7pm each Friday evening.’
    • ‘This is the first album by the award-winning young English exponent of the piano accordion.’
    • ‘Instruments to be taught include whistle, flute, fiddle, keyboard/piano and piano accordion.’
    • ‘And joining Sonny will be his long-time musician partner on the piano accordion.’
    • ‘Sharon is of course a multi instrumentalist in her own right, playing melodeon, piano accordion and fiddle.’
    • ‘The transition proved easy for a man whose original instrument was the piano accordion.’
    • ‘Some were playing piano accordions; there were flutes and harmonicas, violins and hand-held drums that created a thudding, pulsating sound.’
    • ‘The school band is in urgent need of piano accordions.’
    • ‘We also want to bring in piano accordions into the band which at the moment is predominantly made up of button accordions.’
    • ‘Opinions are divided over the piano accordion.’
    • ‘We'll do some cover tunes, some blues tunes and I'll bring my diatonic and piano accordions - they can do just about everything.’
    • ‘Many thanks to Joe who has donated a piano accordion to the school band.’


piano accordion

/pēˈänō əˈkôrdēən//piˈɑnoʊ əˈkɔrdiən/