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accompaniment

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English

Etymology

From French accompagnement.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ə-kŭmʹpə-nē-mənt, IPA: /əˈkʌmpənimənt/, SAMPA: /@"kVmp@nim@nt/

Noun

Singular
accompaniment

Plural
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  1. That which gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation.
  2. 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.
  3. (music) A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?)

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