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accompaniment

noun uk   /əˈkʌm.pən.ɪ.mənt/ us  

accompaniment noun (MUSIC)

[C or U] music that is played with someone who is singing or playing the main tune: a song with piano accompaniment humorous We worked to the accompaniment of (= while hearing the sound of) Mr French's drill.

accompaniment noun (FOOD AND DRINK)

[C] something that you eat or drink with something else: A dry champagne makes the ideal accompaniment for/to this dish.
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