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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ses-uh-ree]
    • /ækˈsɛs ə ri/
    • /əkˈses.ər.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses-uh-ree]
    • /ækˈsɛs ə ri/

Definitions of accessories word

  • noun accessories Accessories belong to a product category in fashion stores, which includes items such as scarves, hats, gloves, belts, and purses. 3
  • noun plural accessories a subordinate or supplementary part, object, or the like, used mainly for convenience, attractiveness, safety, etc., as a spotlight on an automobile or a lens cover on a camera. 1
  • noun plural accessories an article or set of articles of dress, as gloves, earrings, or a scarf, that adds completeness, convenience, attractiveness, etc., to one's basic outfit. 1
  • noun plural accessories Law. Also called accessory before the fact. a person who, though not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony. Also called accessory after the fact. a person who knowingly conceals or assists another who has committed a felony. Compare principal (def 9b). 1
  • noun plural accessories Anatomy. accessory nerve. 1
  • adjective accessories contributing to a general effect; supplementary; subsidiary. 1

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Origin of accessories

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English accessorie (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin accessōrius. See accede, -tory1

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Parts of speech for Accessories


accessories popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accessories usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accessories

noun accessories

  • trimmings — anything used or serving to decorate or complete: the trimmings of a Christmas tree.
  • bells and whistles — additional features or accessories which are nonessential but very attractive
  • frills — a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
  • appurtenances — accessories or equipment
  • fixtures — something securely, and usually permanently, attached or appended, as to a house, apartment building, etc.: a light fixture; kitchen fixtures.

Antonyms for accessories

noun accessories

  • bosses — a familiar name for a calf or cow.
  • foes — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.

adjective accessories

  • fundamentals — serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure.
  • constituents — serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.

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