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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-nist, uh-kuhmp-nist]
    • /əˈkʌm pə nɪst, əˈkʌmp nɪst/
    • /əˈkʌm.pə.nɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-nist, uh-kuhmp-nist]
    • /əˈkʌm pə nɪst, əˈkʌmp nɪst/

Definitions of accompanist word

  • countable noun accompanist An accompanist is a musician, especially a pianist, who plays one part of a piece of music while someone else sings or plays the main tune. 3
  • noun accompanist a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer 3
  • noun accompanist a person who plays or sings an accompaniment 3
  • noun accompanist Music. a person who plays an accompaniment. 1
  • noun accompanist A person who provides a musical accompaniment to another musician or to a singer. 1
  • noun accompanist musician who accompanies a singer 1

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Origin of accompanist

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; accompan(y) + -ist

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Parts of speech for Accompanist


accompanist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use 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 accompanist

noun accompanist

  • artist — An artist is someone who draws or paints pictures or creates sculptures as a job or a hobby.
  • musician — a person who makes music a profession, especially as a performer of music.
  • voice — the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.
  • troubadour — one of a class of medieval lyric poets who flourished principally in southern France from the 11th to 13th centuries, and wrote songs and poems of a complex metrical form in langue d'oc, chiefly on themes of courtly love. Compare trouvère.
  • songbird — a bird that sings.

Antonyms for accompanist

noun accompanist

  • soloist — a person who performs a solo.

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