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
fill-in, financial backing, reenforcement, reinforcement, patronage, escort, living, supporting, complement, keep, livelihood, support, bread and butter, co-occurrence, backup man, reliever, musical accompaniment, backing, financial support, backup, sustenance, funding, championship, concomitant, computer backup, relief, stand-in, documentation, attendant, substitute
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An adjunct (something joined to) constitutes no real part of the thing or system to which it is joined, tho perhaps a valuable addition; an appendage is commonly a real, tho not an essential or necessary part of that with which it is connected; an appurtenance belongs subordinately to something by which it is employed, especially as an instrument to accomplish some purpose. A horse's tail is at once an ornamental appendage and a useful appurtenance; we could not call it an adjunct, tho we might use that word of his iron shoes. An attachment in machinery is some mechanism that can be brought into optional connection with the principal movement; a hemmer is a valuable attachment of a sewing-machine. An extension, as of a railroad or of a franchise, carries out further something already existing. We add an appendix to a book, to contain names, dates, lists, etc., which would encumber the text; we add a supplement to supply omissions, as, for instance, to bring it up to date. An appendix may be called an addendum; but addendum may be used of a brief note, which would not be dignified by the name of appendix; such notes are often grouped as addenda. An addition might be matter interwoven in the body of the work, an index, plates, editorial notes, etc., which might be valuable additions, but not within the meaning of appendix or supplement. Compare ACCESSORY; AUXILIARY.
That which is thought of as added we call an appendage to; that which is looked upon as an integral part is called an appendage of.
a piece of music played to complement or as background to an activity.
i sang to the guitar accompaniment.
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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.
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.
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- segona, acompanyamentCatalan, Valencian
- säestys, seuralainen, lisukeFinnish
- аккомпанемент, сопровождениеRussian
- komp, ackompanjemangSwedish
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