What does accompaniment mean?

accompaniment meaning in General Dictionary

what accompanies a thing that attends as a circumstance or that will be put into offer greater completeness towards main thing or by way of decoration or even for the sake of symmetry

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  • a meeting or circumstance that occurs simultaneously as or perhaps in reference to another
  • a musical component (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for any other musical components
  • something included with complete or embellish or make perfect
  • the act of accompanying some body or something to protect them
  • That which accompanies; a thing that attends as a situation, or which will be put into give greater completeness to the main thing, or by way of decoration, or even for the benefit of balance.
  • A part done by tools, associatedu000du000a another component or components performed by sounds; the subordinate part, oru000du000a parts, accompanying the vocals or a main instrument; additionally, theu000du000a equilibrium of a figured bass.

accompaniment meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1744, from French accompagnement (13c.), from accompagner (see accompany). Music feeling is earliest.


accompaniment meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) What accompanies; a thing that attends as a circumstance, or which will be put into offer greater completeness toward major thing, or through decoration, and for the benefit of balance.

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  • (n.) A part done by instruments, associated another part or components performed by sounds; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; additionally, the balance of a figured bass.

Sentence Examples with the word accompaniment

The enormous dramatic development in the symphonic music of Beethoven made the problem of the Mass with orchestral accompaniment almost insoluble.

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