how to pronounce concertina

/ˌkɒn.səˈtiː.nə/

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The above transcription of concertina is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

concertina is pronounced in four syllables

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kɒnsətnə

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An example use of concertina in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… foot using a concertina fold or a zigzag …”

meanings of concertina

noun:

  1. A type of booklet label, consisting of up to 32 pages of booklet as an insert.
  2. A musical instrument, like the various accordions, that is a member of the free-reed family of musical instruments, typically having buttons on both ends.
  3. Something resembling a concertina, such as a folded book, a bus door or a set of picture frames that are folded together.
  4. Coiled barbed wire for use as an obstacle.

verb:

  1. To become compressed into a shape reminiscent of a concertina.
  2. To be drawn closer and farther apart repeatedly, or up and down, as if situated on a working concertina's folds.

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