Definition of accompaniment :
1. 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.
2. 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.
financial backing, music, backup, meeter, attendee, bread and butter, complement, patronage, enrichment, co-occurrence, funding, stand-in, reinforcement, supplement, substitute, conjunction, coincidence, full complement, attender, attribute, coexistence, consequence, associate, championship, tender, date, backup man, attendant, enhancement, sustenance, keep, relief, harmony, context, concomitant, supporting, living, bodyguard, reliever, support, escort, documentation, computer backup, backing, concurrence, musical accompaniment, accompanied, fill-in, financial support, livelihood, reenforcement
accompaniment (part of speech: noun)
auxiliary, secondary, extra, companion, lieutenant, appendage, accessory, consort, appendix, addendum, extension, adjunct, appurtenance, addition, garnish, ornament, second, adornment, fixture, brother, attachment
- Then he disappears with the usual accompaniment of rushing winds and rumbling thunder. - "Stories of the Wagner Opera", H. A. Guerber.
- I should love to hear one of these now, with the chime of the North Sea for an accompaniment instead of the instrument you tell me your Gypsy friend used to play. - "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.
- The faithful Hunter followed them, and another policeman, for the Captain was never allowed to stir two steps without the accompaniment of a brace of guards. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.