accompaniment

Part of speech: noun

Accompanist.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that accompanies.

Part of speech: noun

A subordinate part, voice, or instrument.

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Usage examples "accompaniment":

  1. Chopin must have been sick of them, as sick of them as of the left- hand melody with arpeggiated accompaniment in the right, a la Thalberg. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
  2. Now girls," she went on, as Leicester vanished, not without the usual accompaniment of an ear- splitting yell, " we're going to have an awful lot of fun; and we can make just as much noise and racket as we please; but all the same there's a lot of work to be done, and we're going to do it, and do it properly. - "The Dorrance Domain", Carolyn Wells.
  3. Miss Foster was to play the piano, borrowed for the occasion, with Peace to whistle the accompaniment. - "Heart of Gold", Ruth Alberta Brown.