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accompaniment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accompaniment  \Ac*com"pa*ni*ment\  (-ment),  n.  [F. 
  accompagnement.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accompaniment 
  n  1:  an  event  or  situation  that  happens  at  the  same  time  as  or  in 
  connection  with  another  [syn:  {concomitant},  {co-occurrence}] 
  2:  a  subordinate  musical  part  provides  background  for  more 
  important  parts  [syn:  {support}] 
  3:  the  act  of  accompanying  someone  or  something  in  order  to 
  protect  them  [syn:  {escort}] 




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