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[ UK /ɐkˈʌmpɐnˌɪmənt/ ]
[ US /əˈkəmpnimənt, əˈkəmpnɪmənt/ ]
  1. something added to complete or embellish or make perfect
    wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish
    a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner
  2. a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  3. the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
  4. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
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How To Use accompaniment In A Sentence

  • The men were droning at each other in their Greek-inflected patois, or singing through their noses to the accompaniment of a flute out of tune.
  • The smoothly boiled porridge, with its accompaniment of thick yellow cream; the new-laid eggs; the grilled trout, fresh from the stream; the freshly baked "baps" and "scones," the crisp rolls of oatcake; and last, but not least, the delectable, home-made marmalade, which is as much a part of the meal as the coffee itself. Big Game A Story for Girls
  • It is also useful for some contemporary music where a light, jazz-style accompaniment is required.
  • Some savoury recipes also use rhubarb, as its tanginess makes it an ideal accompaniment for fatty meats or oily fish.
  • The concluding Allegro has a rollicking, folksy character, complete with a drone-like accompaniment.
  • This is a complex wine that will sparkle as an accompaniment to a tall glass of bone chillingly cold lemon sorbet with sprigs of mint.
  • Serve as a dip as part of a meze or as an accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.
  • Venison was seldom served without this accompaniment, but furmety, sweetened with sugar, was a favorite dish of itself, the ‘clean broth’ being omitted when a lord was to be the partaker.
  • The sword chunked home at his feet to the accompaniment of a collective "ah!" from the spectators. Dragonfly in Amber
  • When it was over we filed out to the accompaniment of the organ.
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