American English

Definition of accompaniment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] accompaniment (to something) music that is played to support singing or another instrument traditional songs with piano accompaniment
  2. 2[countable] accompaniment (to something) something that you eat, drink, or use together with something else The wine makes a good accompaniment to fish dishes.
  3. 3[countable] accompaniment (to something) (formal) something that happens at the same time as another thing High blood pressure is a common accompaniment to this disease.
  4. Idioms
      to the accompaniment of something
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    1. 1while a musical instrument is being played They performed to the accompaniment of guitars.
    2. 2while something else is happening She made her speech to the accompaniment of loud laughter.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: accompaniment