- anything that accompanies something else; thing added, usually for order or symmetry
- Music a part, usually instrumental, performed together with the main part for richer effect: the piano accompaniment to a song
- An example of an accompaniment would be a small edible garnish included with an entree.
- An example of musical accompaniment would be a guitar piece that supports a vocalist.
The definition of an accompaniment is an item that goes with something else, or a musical part intended to be played in support of the other parts of the piece.
- Music A vocal or instrumental part that supports another, often solo, part.
- Something, such as a situation, that accompanies something else; a concomitant.
- Something added for embellishment, completeness, or symmetry; complement.
- (music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
- That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
- First attested in 1744.
- accompany + -ment
- V.) is seen in old age, and usually in an accompaniment of certain atrophic processes and functional disorders.
- He played, but when he tried to sing to the accompaniment of the instrument, his feelings overcame him.
- Necessary accompaniment of that which exists, as shadow is of light.
- A variety of the cuckoo called hototogisu (Cuculus poliocephalus) in imitation of the sound of its voice, is heard as an accompaniment of the uguisu, and there are also three other species, the kakkodori (Cuculus canorus), the Isutsu-dori (C. himalayanus), and the masuhakari, orju-ichi (C. hyperythrus).
- When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop.