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Accompaniment meaning

accompaniment - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. That which accompanies.

accompaniment - examples of usage

  1. She sat down at the piano, and the first notes of the accompaniment deepened the silence that now prevailed, not only in this big studio, but throughout the communicating rooms. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. And whom shall I get to play an accompaniment for you? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. It is impossible for a modern reader to reproduce the rhythmical flow of passages which must have depended a good deal for their effect on the musical accompaniment, and on the pronunciation of the actor. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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