accompaniment

[ uh-kuhm-puh-ni-muh nt, uh-kuhmp-ni- ]SEE DEFINITION OF accompaniment

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCOMPANIMENT

"That should be spoken with music as an accompaniment," exclaimed Rossini when I came to an end.

All this he did, methodically, and with as loud and harsh an accompaniment of noise as he could make.

In this instance I imagine I can show that honesty is the accompaniment.

Fanny sits at piano, plays Yankee Doodle, whistling an accompaniment.

Sweet enough they were as an accompaniment of wine, but apt to give headache.

They might have been read to an accompaniment of fife and drums.

He will get drunk, too, like men of other nations, but he will do it to the accompaniment of music.

Most of their exercises were done to the accompaniment of the flute.

He carefully undid the cloths, to an accompaniment of groans from Parker.

I asked, not finding that entertainment to the accompaniment of sabre-blows so glorious.

WORD ORIGIN

1744, from French accompagnement (13c.), from accompagner (see accompany). Musical sense is earliest.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACCOMPANIMENT

companions

nounhelper, friend
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