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Accompaniment - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Accompaniment' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Accompaniment [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Accompaniment' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . accompaniment [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something added to complete or embellish or make perfect
Example in sentence:
  • a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner;
  • wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish