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Noun: accompaniment  u'kúm-pu-ni-munt
  1. An event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    - concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence
  2. A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    - musical accompaniment, backup, support
  3. Something added to complete, embellish or make perfect
    "wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish";
    - complement
  4. The act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    - escort

Derived forms: accompaniments

Type of: adjunct, happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, part, protection, voice

Encyclopedia: Accompaniment