accompaniment (n.)

  1. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

    [ Syn: concomitant , attendant , co-occurrence ]

  2. a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

    [ Syn: musical accompaniment , backup , support ]

  3. 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

    [ Syn: complement ]

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

    [ Syn: escort ]

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