Noun Accompaniment Definition and Examples







A musical part which supports or partners an instrument, voice, or group.
  1. mass noun 'sonatas for piano with violin accompaniment'
  2. 'The range of the custom-tuned baritone guitar means there's a bass accompaniment to the melody, and even the track ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ is delicious rather than out of place.'
  3. 'Varying the instrumental accompaniment can help avoid musical monotony.'
  4. 'This is because when singing romances, a singer must rely only on his or her voice and the accompaniment of the piano and not on stage props.'
  5. 'Add Pedja Muzijevic's elegant and supportive piano accompaniment, and this is a Winterreise that repays an attentive ear and a watchful eye.'
  6. 'The earliest piano recordings, prior to 1910, were not very successful; most discs from this time employ the piano as an accompaniment to a vocalist.'
  7. 'The Royal Cliff house band provided the musical background and the accompaniment to ‘Happy Birthday’, sung by the little Isabel Kirschmann for her dear friend.'
  8. 'Include and inspire younger siblings through clapping, responsive singing and simple accompaniments on rhythm instruments.'
  9. 'Use guitar and some rhythm instruments as the accompaniment.'
  10. 'A couple of minutes later, voices struck up an accompaniment to the drumbeat.'
  11. 'The songs, piano accompaniment and violin part are of an easy to moderate level of difficulty.'
  12. 'we filed out to the accompaniment of the organ'
  13. 'But it serves well as an accompaniment to dance for this luscious orientalist extravaganza and it is invaluable to have these three famous ballets brought together.'
  14. 'Dynamo will provide vigorous live accompaniment whilst the hot plates are sizzling and for delirious dessert, THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS whip up a small hurricane.'
  15. 'Another first is the Bayou Cafe, a New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole eatery that features live jazz music accompaniment.'
  16. 'Like a lot of instrumental guitar music, Man On Stilts comes across, at first, as music accompaniment for a '60s spaghetti western.'
  17. 'He delivers elegant chamber music accompaniments to this clever film.'
  18. 'To the accompaniment of some of her favourite hymns and church music, more than 1,000 Yorkshire people gathered to express their gratitude yesterday for the life of the Queen Mother.'
  19. 'His accompaniment sounds like evil burlesque music, lurching forward, undressing you with its eyes.'
  20. 'Firstly, the musical accompaniment to Sidia's production included flutes, percussive instruments and a keyboard.'
  21. 'The musical score by Carl Davis is lyrical yet understated, an effective accompaniment, and it is rendered serviceably by the mono audio track.'
  22. 'The Ab Fab 4 provide the musical accompaniment to each day's show.'
  23. 'The scramble to the hospital allowed time only for a rummage in the glove compartment of our car, which provided a battered copy of Twenty Golden Country Greats as the sole musical accompaniment to the birth.'
  24. 'The Air Command Band provided the musical accompaniment to the successful parade, after what had been a hectic few days of practice.'
  25. 'But to traditional people around the world, music is not background accompaniment to life-it is essential to life itself.'
  26. 'Notably, hip-hop is the dominant musical accompaniment to the leading fan dancing routines.'
  27. 'Elmore Bernstein and Chico Hamilton provide the musical accompaniment to the movie's portrayal of the 1950s New York nightclub demi-monde.'
  28. 'Shining Star, which was favored with live accompaniment for its premiere, is the kind of romp at which the Alley dancers excel; Parsons posed no new challenges.'
  29. 'So, musicians make a better living, while balletomanes enjoy the status and the possibilities for collaborative fireworks that come only with live accompaniment.'
  30. 'Seventy Two & Sunny is an appropriate title since it's the ideal musical accompaniment to a warm summer day and documents a gifted singer-songwriter continuing to mature.'
  31. 'AND WHAT ABOUT the dancers who train in studios that use recorded music and then transfer to one that uses only live accompaniment?'
  32. 'Music, that soul-stirring accompaniment for the men of arms.'
Something that supplements or complements something else.
  1. 'The menu also includes a range of meals popular with children and the focus is on meals that are in themselves complete and require no accompaniment, such as potatoes or rice.'
  2. 'Bea started off with a haggis clapshot, while I, having had my first choice nabbed, ordered an old favourite, deep-fried brie, with the novel twist of a strawberry coulis accompaniment.'
  3. 'It was a dish I received with mixed feelings, because attractive and delightful as it was, with its rather delightful accompaniment of orange sauce and ice cream, I found it a tad undignified to eat.'
  4. 'Early on, Anna teaches us how to craft sublime roast potatoes that would have Gary Rhodes chewing his toque, and a lemony sponge cake requiring nothing more than a dusting of sugar and a cup of strong coffee by way of accompaniment.'
  5. 'Dessert - the creamy panna cotta was superb, with a contrasting marmalade-like bitter kumquat accompaniment.'
  6. 'You can get talked into it as a chic accompaniment to smoked salmon.'
  7. 'The Pan con Tomate was your standard bread appetizer, but made a delicious accompaniment to the cheese and olives, which are a bit too intense without meatier companion.'
  8. 'A wonderful volume for vacation or leisure reading, this book is a perfect accompaniment to a day at the beach or an evening by the fireplace with a good cup of coffee.'
  9. 'The famous old dessert wine, recommended by the chef, proved to be an inspired accompaniment, complementing the textures and flavours of the foie gras and the fruit beautifully.'
  10. 'Chicken pie on a bed of chow mein, half-rice half-chips in a curry sauce, and even battered cod with a sweet and sour accompaniment are all served with the essential salt and vinegar condiments.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass.|--|)


1. something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc.

2. Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts.


"There can be accompaniment figurations."
"There can be accompaniment surelies."
"There can be accompaniment structures."
"There can be accompaniment patterns."
"There can be accompaniment ideas."
"There can be accompaniment figures."
"There can be accompaniment designs."
"musics can have accompaniments."
"bands can have accompaniments."
"people can have accompaniments."
"accompaniments can be to songs."
"things can have accompaniments."
"tapes can have accompaniments."
"accompaniments can be to meats."
"songs can have accompaniments."
"pianos can have accompaniments."
"noises can have accompaniments."
"guitars can have accompaniments."
"clouds can have accompaniments."
"clappings can have accompaniments."

Early 18th century: from French accompagnement, from accompagner ‘accompany’.

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