Associations to the word «Accompaniment»


ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. (music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. 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.

Dictionary definition

ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. An event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another.
ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. Something added to complete or embellish or make perfect; "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"; "wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish".
ACCOMPANIMENT, noun. The act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them.

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