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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.


Broader (hypernym)adjunct

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


Broader (hypernym)protection

Narrower (hyponym)convoy

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