Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling an accordion

Etymologies

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accordion +‎ -like

Examples

  • She opens the accordionlike wooden doors of her dresser bureau—the one she and Moe bestowed on my parents in the 1950s and that came crashing down on her legs in the earthquake last year—to show me her costume jewelry.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • She pushes her glasses up on the bridge of her nose, which has accordionlike flesh now from the weight of her glasses after all these years.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • A moment later, as he began to recover, dazed and bewildered, he removed his helmet and was aghast to see that it had been crushed, accordionlike.

    Left to Die

  • A moment later, as he began to recover, dazed and bewildered, he removed his helmet and was aghast to see that it had been crushed, accordionlike.

    Left to Die

  • Less well-known is Astor Piazzolla's musical take on the year,Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, said Denis Plante who, like the Argentine composer, plays the accordionlike bandoneón.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • But what emerges more strongly here is a sense of distance from the subject as stretched or collapsed, sometimes accordionlike, sometimes entropic.

    artforum.com

  • A couple years ago he made an accordionlike bolero jacket inspired by an Elizabethan ruff and paired it with a collapsible farthingale -- a 16th-century bulbous undergarment -- made of leather and horsehair.

    Chicago Reader

  • Here are the numbers: A 60-foot articulated bus, which is akin to two buses joined accordionlike in the middle, has 55 seats and costs $650,000 - about $11,800 per seat.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • Just as in the case of '' abolish ROTC "or" no expansion, "" accept all Afro demands "has a wonderful accordionlike character, so that no matter what the university does in response, the SDS can insist that nothing really has been accomplished, the ruling class and the corporation still stand supreme, and the work of building toward the revolution must continue.

    Student Politics and the University

  • Just as in the case of '' abolish ROTC "or" no expansion, "" accept all Afro demands "has a wonderful accordionlike character, so that no matter what the university does in response, the SDS can insist that nothing really has been accomplished, the ruling class and the corporation still stand supreme, and the work of building toward the revolution must continue.

    Student Politics and the University

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