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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 accompaniments word

  • noun accompaniments something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc. 1
  • noun accompaniments Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts. 1
  • noun accompaniments Plural form of accompaniment. 1
  • noun accompaniments plural of accompaniment. 0

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Origin of accompaniments

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 Accompaniments


accompaniments 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 accompaniments

noun accompaniments

  • frills — a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
  • trappings — articles of equipment or dress, especially of an ornamental character.
  • trimmings — anything used or serving to decorate or complete: the trimmings of a Christmas tree.

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