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Definition 1: the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for accompaniment in the sense of this definition

(accompaniment is a kind of ...) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of accompaniment ) the act of escorting while in transit

Definition 2: something added to complete or embellish or make perfect - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where accompaniment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner
  • wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish

Synonyms for accompaniment in the sense of this definition

(accompaniment is a kind of ...) something added to another thing but not an essential part of it

Definition 3: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for accompaniment in the sense of this definition

(accompaniment is a kind of ...) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of accompaniment ) a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

(... is a kind of accompaniment ) an improvised musical accompaniment

Definition 4: an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for accompaniment in the sense of this definition

(accompaniment is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of accompaniment ) any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another

"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

(... is a kind of accompaniment ) relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

"when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"

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