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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
    • /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
    • /əˈkuː.trə.mənts/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
    • /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/

Definitions of accoutrements word

  • noun plural accoutrements all the things you have with you when you travel or take part in a particular activity, such as clothing and equipment 3
  • noun accoutrements personal clothing, accessories, etc. 1
  • noun accoutrements the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. 1
  • noun accoutrements Plural form of accoutrement; this plural form more common than singular. 1
  • noun accoutrements (more common in the plural) plural of accoutrement. 0

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Origin of accoutrements

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540-50. See accouter, -ment

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Parts of speech for Accoutrements


accoutrements popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% 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 accoutrements

noun accoutrements

  • ordnance — cannon or artillery.
  • artillery — Artillery consists of large, powerful guns which are transported on wheels and used by an army.
  • panoply — a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.
  • munitions — Usually, munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
  • armaments — Armaments are weapons and military equipment belonging to an army or country.

Antonyms for accoutrements

noun accoutrements

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • reduction — the act of reducing or the state of being reduced.
  • lessening — to become less.
  • subtraction — an act or instance of subtracting.
  • alienation — a turning away; estrangement

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