Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “accompaniment”


noun     /əˈkʌmpənɪmənt/
FOOD/DRINK [C] formal something that is nice to eat or drink with a particular food or drink : salmon with an accompaniment of green salad Food - general words
MUSIC [C, U] music that is played with the main instrument or with a singing voice : a song with piano accompanimentPlaying musicSinging in general
(Definition of accompaniment noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “accompaniment” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More