one of a series of narrow, evenly spaced parallel pleats with alternating raised and recessed folds set into cloth or other material, usually by a commercial pleating machine.
tiny knife pleats
- Accordion scheduling
noun the use of temporary and part-time workers whose hours are adjusted on a daily basis to avoid overstaffing of the business operation Examples Accordion scheduling helps the company provide for its changing labor requirements. Word Origin imitative of an accordion’s moving in and out Usage Note business
Also called piano accordion. a portable wind instrument having a large bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds, a keyboard for the right hand, and buttons for sounding single bass notes or chords for the left hand. a similar instrument having single-note buttons instead of a keyboard. having a fold or folds like the […]
a person who plays the , especially with skill. Historical Examples The musicians play in a little balcony, and here there are two of them, an accordionist and a guitarist. The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
to confront boldly: The beggar accosted me for money. to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark. (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes. a greeting. Contemporary Examples Or, even more embarrassingly, she did and opted to accost Aslan about his religion regardless of the claims in his book. Speed Read: The […]
(of animals) represented as side by side: two dolphins accosted. to confront boldly: The beggar accosted me for money. to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark. (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes. a greeting. Contemporary Examples The doctors were accosted by local settlers, and the Arab doctors and their families […]