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Pronunciation:  u'kumpunimunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
  2. [n]  a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
  3. [n]  an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

ACCOMPANIMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: concomitant, co-occurrence, escort, musical accompaniment, support
 See Also: associate, background, convoy, descant, discant, happening, natural event, occurrence, part, protection, vamp, voice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*com"pa*ni*ment\ (-ment), n. [F.
That which accompanies; something that attends as a
circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness
to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the
sake of symmetry. Specifically: (Mus.) A part performed by
instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by
voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the
voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a
figured bass. --P. Cyc.

Thesaurus Terms
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