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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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accompanimentnoun

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

[C or U] music that is ​played with someone who is ​singing or ​playing the ​maintune: 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 ​drychampagne makes the ​ideal accompaniment for/to this ​dish.
(Definition of accompaniment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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