squeezebox


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squeezebox

colloquial A musical instrument consisting of two hard ends connected by a bellows that one alternates between pulling and squeezing the so that the bellows draws in and then expels air, which passes over a vibrating to create the desired sound. Usually refers specifically to an accordion or concertina. Most kids his age want to play the drums or electric guitar, but he has always had a fascination with the squeezebox, of all things. My granddad could liven up any room just by picking up his squeezebox and playing some jaunty tune.

(squeeze-)box

n. an accordion. (see also groan box.) My brother plays the squeeze-box—not very well, but who can tell? The band consisted of drums, clarinet, and a box. A real winner.
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Hardware peripherals maker Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) announced on Tuesday the introduction of the MOG music service for its line of Logitech Squeezebox players in the USA.
SqueezeBox, a weekly '90s rock 'n' roll party at Don Hill's in Tribeca, purported to welcome everyone who didn't have a problem with anyone else.
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The famous late-'90s rock and roll drag party Squeezebox, where Hedwig first took off, springs immediately to mind, as does a raucous, exhibitionist-heavy shindig called Foxy at the seedy East Village bar the Cock, which Bond was associated with.
But will his mother perform the family's signature tune, "Squeezebox"?
The author has watched shamans in India use squeezebox drums -- instruments that combine heavy percussion with a constandy changing pitch -- to attempt exorcisms and to induce oracular trances.
Later he embraced another dancer wearing a toy squeezebox on her back, and they slowly two-stepped around the periphery, playing each other's instruments--or were they toying with each other?
Two leathery old men started to make a tour of the establishment, with fiddle and squeezebox, and would take up a tune in return for a few schillings.
Other tales of Quebecoises, Black Cajuns, Chicago Poles, two generations of white Montanans, and the son of Norwegians from Old Glory, Minnesota punctuate the story of the green squeezebox.
Their Squeezebox SX200 juice extraction press produces full-bodied sediment-free fruit and vegetable juices ready for bottling, we are assured.
Visitors hear an echo of the chanteymen's squeezebox tunes and their descant of timber creaks and slap of rigging on spar, the ring of an anvil, ships' bells tolling the hour, and the territorial mew of a gull on a yardarm.
My mam plays piano and my dad had a buskers' armoury (guitar, harmonica, squeezebox).
Woodhull holds her squeezebox in one hand and a pizza prop in the other.
Led by three of the Midlands' most experienced Blues musicians, Oliver Carpenter and Chris Lomas, and featuring top piano and squeezebox player Phil Bond, Mumbo-Jumbo produce a sound all of their own.