accompaniment

  • 1 accompaniment — accompaniment, concomitant denote in common something attendant upon or found in association with another thing. Both may imply addition, but they vary chiefly in the kind of relationship connoted between the principal and the attendant things.… …

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  • 2 accompaniment — [n1] necessary part or embellishment accessory, adjunct, appendage, appurtenance, attachment, attendant, attribute, augmentation, complement, concomitant, enhancement, enrichment, supplement; concepts 834,835 accompaniment [n2] music that… …

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  • 3 accompaniment — [ə kum′pə nə mənt, ə kum′pənēmənt; ] often [, ə kump′nəmənt, ə kump′nēmənt] n. 1. anything that accompanies something else; thing added, usually for order or symmetry 2. Music a part, usually instrumental, performed together with the main part… …

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  • 4 Accompaniment — Ac*com pa*ni*ment ( ment), n. [F. accompagnement.] That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 accompaniment — index appurtenance, attendance, codicil, rider, synchronism Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 accompaniment — (n.) 1744, from Fr. accompagnement (13c.), from accompagner (see ACCOMPANY (Cf. accompany)). Musical sense is earliest …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 accompaniment — ► NOUN 1) a musical part which accompanies an instrument, voice, or group. 2) something that supplements or complements something else …

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  • 8 Accompaniment — A typical accompaniment pattern of a Mozart concerto or aria.  Play ( …

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  • 9 accompaniment — noun 1 things that go or happen together ADJECTIVE ▪ essential, ideal, perfect ▪ delicious, good VERB + ACCOMPANIMENT ▪ be …

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  • 10 accompaniment — /euh kum peuh ni meuhnt, euh kump ni /, n. 1. something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc. 2. Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts. [1725 35; ACCOMPANY + MENT] * * * ▪… …

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  • 11 accompaniment — n. 1) an accompaniment to (a piano accompaniment to a song) 2) to the accompaniment of (to the accompaniment of soft music) * * * [ə kʌmp(ə)nɪmənt] an accompaniment to (a piano accompaniment to a song) to the accompaniment of (to the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 accompaniment — ac|com|pa|ni|ment [əˈkʌmpənimənt] n 1.) [U and C] music that is played in the background at the same time as another instrument or singer that plays or sings the main tune piano/orchestral/organ/guitar etc accompaniment ▪ He plays folk music with …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 accompaniment — ac|com|pa|ni|ment [ ə kʌmpənımənt ] noun 1. ) count or uncount the part of a piece of music that supports the tune or someone singing: a simple violin accompaniment 2. ) count FORMAL something that happens while or because something else is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 accompaniment — UK [əˈkʌmp(ə)nɪmənt] / US [əˈkʌmpənɪmənt] noun Word forms accompaniment : singular accompaniment plural accompaniments 1) [countable/uncountable] music the part of a piece of music that supports the tune or someone singing a violin accompaniment… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Accompaniment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Accompaniment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 accompaniment accompaniment Sgm: N 1 adjunct adjunct &c. 39 Sgm: N 1 context context Sgm: N 1 appendage appendage appurtenance GRP: N 2 Sgm: N …

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  • 16 accompaniment — [[t]əkʌ̱mpnɪmənt[/t]] accompaniments 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The accompaniment to a song or tune is the music that is played at the same time as it and forms a background to it. He sang My Funny Valentine and Wanted to musical director Jim… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 accompaniment — noun 1 (C, U) music played at the same time as a song or a tune played on another instrument: She starts by singing Amazing Grace with a simple guitar accompaniment. 2 (C) something that is provided or used with something else: White wine makes… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 accompaniment — noun 1) a musical accompaniment Syn: backing, support, background, backup, soundtrack 2) the wine makes a superb accompaniment to cheese Syn: complement, supplement, addition, adjunct, appendage, companion …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 accompaniment — noun 1) a musical accompaniment Syn: backing, support, background, soundtrack 2) the wine makes a superb accompaniment to cheese Syn: complement, addition, adjunct, accessory, companion …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 accompaniment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Subordinate addition Nouns 1. (something that accompanies) accompaniment, concomitance, company, association, companionship, [copartnership, fellowship, coefficiency; sidebar. See synchronism, sequence,… …

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