accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence(noun)
an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
something added to complete or embellish or make perfect
"a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"; "wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish"
the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
Origin: * First attested in 1744.
that which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry
a part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass
Origin: [F. accompagnement.]
In music, accompaniment is the art of playing along with an instrumental or vocal soloist or ensemble, often known as the lead, in a supporting manner. The accompaniment can be performed by a single performer — a pianist, organist, or guitarist — or it can be played by an entire ensemble, such as a symphony orchestra or string quartet, a backing band or rhythm section, or even a big band or organ trio. It may be considered the background to the foreground melody. The term accompaniment also describes the composed music, arrangement, or improvised performance that is played to back up the soloist. In most Classical styles, the accompaniment part is written by the composer and provided to the performers in the form of sheet music. In jazz and popular music, the backing band or rhythm section may improvise the accompaniment based on standard forms, as in the case of a small blues band or a jazz band playing a 12-bar blues progression, or the band may play from a written arrangement in a jazz big band or in a musical theater show.
The numerical value of accompaniment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of accompaniment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world.
There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.
Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place. A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.
Images & Illustrations of accompaniment
Translations for accompaniment
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- segona, acompanyamentCatalan, Valencian
- säestys, seuralainen, lisukeFinnish
- аккомпанемент, сопровождениеRussian
- komp, ackompanjemangSwedish
Get even more translations for accompaniment »
Find a translation for the accompaniment definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these accompaniment definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"accompaniment." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Aug. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/accompaniment>.