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Definition of "accompaniment" []

  • Music A vocal or instrumental part that supports another, often solo, part. (noun)
  • Something, such as a situation, that accompanies something else; a concomitant. (noun)
  • Something added for embellishment, completeness, or symmetry; complement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accompaniment" in a sentence
  • "Inevitably, the Q&A would stop and some hideous, generic Muzak-style instrumentals would play in accompaniment of the exercising."
  • "A soprano singing with a piano accompaniment is also heard as a coherent happening, despite being composed of distinct sounds (notes)."
  • "Their traditional accompaniment is salsa borracha - “drunken sauce” - made with pasilla chiles and pulque."