Accompaniment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈkʌmpənimənt|  American pronunciation of the word accompaniment
Brit.  |əˈkʌmp(ə)nɪm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word accompaniment


- an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another (syn: attendant, co-occurrence, concomitant)
- a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts (syn: backup, support)
- something added to complete or embellish or make perfect(syn: complement)

wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish

- the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them (syn: escort)


She sings without musical accompaniment.

A nice tie was a fine accompaniment to his new suit.

This dish can be served as an accompaniment to most meat main dishes.

This wine is a good accompaniment for spicy foods.

She studied Italian as an accompaniment to her classes in art history.

The two teams took a lap of honour together to the accompaniment of fireworks.

He plays folk music with guitar accompaniment.

An elderly man puffed on a trumpet to the accompaniment of drums and piano.

White wine makes an excellent accompaniment to fish.

wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish

...a felicitous accompaniment to dinner is provided by a harpist on weekends at the restaurant...

...the song already borders on the maudlin—the addition of a syrupy string accompaniment would just be overkill...

They were exercising to the accompaniment of cheerful music.

'Silent movie' is a misnomer since the movies usually had a musical accompaniment.

Crusty bread is the perfect accompaniment to this soup.

Word forms

singular: accompaniment
plural: accompaniments
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