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"accompaniment" in British English

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accompanimentnoun

uk   /əˈkʌm.pən.ɪ.mənt/ us   /əˈkʌm.pən.ɪ.mənt/
  • accompaniment noun (MUSIC)

[C or U] music that is played with someone who is singing or playing the main tune: a song with piano accompanimenthumorous 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.
(Definition of accompaniment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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accompanimentnoun [C/U]

us   /əˈkʌm·pə·ni·mənt/
something done in support of something else
music Accompaniment is music that supports someone who is singing or playing an instrument.
(Definition of accompaniment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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