Accessory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈsesəri|  American pronunciation of the word accessory
Brit.  |əkˈsɛs(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word accessory


- clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing (syn: accouterment, accoutrement)
- a supplementary component that improves capability (syn: add-on, appurtenance, supplement)
- someone who helps another person commit a crime (syn: accessary)


- aiding and abetting in a crime(syn: accessary)
- furnishing added support (syn: adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary)


fashion accessories such as scarves, handkerchiefs, bracelets, and rings

He is wanted as an accessory to murder.

...most phone services offer accessory features such as call-waiting...

But that he was an accessory to the crime no human being could doubt.

She was wearing a pastel green suit with white accessories.

Accessory passages may be added to either, or both, of the principal themes.

bathroom accessories such as mirrors and towel-rails

a set of fully matching clothes and accessories

he was charged with being accessory to the crime

...wrapped a cincture around the dress as a stylish accessory...

...your witting assistance in helping the robber escape makes you an accessory after the fact...

...a cummerbund is the perfect accessory for a man's tuxedo...

Word forms

singular: accessory
plural: accessories
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