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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-ni-muh nt, uh-kuhmp-ni-]
    • /əˈkʌm pə nɪ mənt, əˈkʌmp nɪ-/
    • /əˈkʌm.pən.ɪ.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-ni-muh nt, uh-kuhmp-ni-]
    • /əˈkʌm pə nɪ mənt, əˈkʌmp nɪ-/

Definitions of accompaniment word

  • countable noun accompaniment The accompaniment to a song or tune is the music that is played at the same time as it and forms a background to it. 3
  • countable noun accompaniment An accompaniment is something which goes with another thing. 3
  • noun accompaniment something that accompanies or is served or used with something else 3
  • noun accompaniment something inessential or subsidiary that is added, as for ornament or symmetry 3
  • noun accompaniment a subordinate part for an instrument, voices, or an orchestra 3
  • noun accompaniment anything that accompanies something else; thing added, usually for order or symmetry 3

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Origin of accompaniment

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35; accompany + -ment

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Parts of speech for Accompaniment


accompaniment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accompaniment

noun accompaniment

  • concomitant — Concomitant is used to describe something that happens at the same time as another thing and is connected with it.
  • attribute — If you attribute something to an event or situation, you think that it was caused by that event or situation.
  • complement — If one thing complements another, it goes well with the other thing and makes its good qualities more noticeable.
  • accessory — Accessories are items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative.
  • adjunct — Something that is an adjunct to something larger or more important is connected with it or helps to perform the same task.

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