accompaniment accompaniment  /ə ˈkəmpnɪ mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
  2. (n) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  3. (n) something added to complete or embellish or make perfect
  4. (n) the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them

Usage(s):

  1. His essays were published in such leading periodicals as the New York Review of Books, and his poems were sung, like songs of protest, to guitar accompaniment at college campuses.
  2. Then the combo climbed onto the bandstand and gave out with a rippling accompaniment while the poet chanted into the mike.
  3. If someone spends $1,300 on the camera, its most useful software accompaniment should be free.

News

  1. Volunteer advocates sought for hotline

    BRUNSWICK — Volunteer advocates are needed immediately to staff a 24-hour crisis and support line at Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, or SASSMM. Advocates receive an hourly stipend for being on call and carrying a pager. The hourly stipend amount increases during a support line call, or calls that require hospital or police accompaniment. read more
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Choralis to Bring Summer Sing-Alongs to F.C.

    Choralis is bringing its Summer Sings series to Falls Church. The group will sponsor sing-alongs of masterworks with soloists and accompaniment on four Tuesdays this summer. The series kicks off with Handel’s “Messiah” on Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Falls Church News-Press

  3. Clarinet Player Seeks Cicadas for Jam Session

    Watch Video Musician David Rothenberg plays his clarinet with the buzz of cicadas as his accompaniment. In early June, David Rothenberg journeyed to the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New York's Hudson Valley in search of fellow musicians. These are not your typical musicians -- they're found in the grass and the treetops and make their best music in the heat of the day. They are cicadas ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

Quotes

  1. "I never thought I would live to see the day that I could be 53 years old standing on a stage," Lennox said as she accepted the trophy from Justin Timberlake. "It's been an incredible journey. Music: my friend, my accompaniment through life."
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Annie Lennox Source: Washington Post

  2. Instead, Mukasey said he is satisfied that "The officials most directly implicated in the misconduct left the Department to the accompaniment of substantial negative publicity."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: BuzzFlash

  3. "I believe ELCA bishops being tested will be a similar act of accompaniment and encouragement for ELCA members and global companions," Hanson said. "This decision by ELCA bishops is one more sign of this church's commitment to respond to the...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Mark Hanson Source: Worldwide Faith News (press release)

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