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English noun: accompaniment

1. accompaniment (event) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another


Synonymsattendant, co-occurrence, concomitant


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)associate, background

2. accompaniment (communication) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts


Synonymsbackup, musical accompaniment, support


Broader (hypernym)part, voice


Narrower (hyponym)descant, discant, vamp

3. accompaniment (attribute) something added to complete or embellish or make perfect


SamplesA fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner.
Wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish.


Synonymscomplement


Broader (hypernym)adjunct

4. accompaniment (act) the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them


Synonymsescort


Broader (hypernym)protection


Narrower (hyponym)convoy









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