Accompaniments



something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc.
Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts.
Historical Examples

All this the poor fellow took as one of the accompaniments of the poisoning, and as additional proof that he was beyond hope.
In the Pecos Country Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)

Of what value to the salads are the accompaniments often served with them?
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

The other means or accompaniments of religious instruction are in the same abundance.
A Visit To The United States In 1841 Joseph Sturge

I arrange her business and I play her accompaniments, and, as I said, I love her and she loves me.
A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

In this group the accompaniments all receive an attention that gives them meaning without obtrusiveness.
Contemporary American Composers Rupert Hughes

Now a siege was necessary, with all its accompaniments of blood and woe.
Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott

Seals, however, together with the chatelaine and the rest of its accompaniments, will be spoken of later.
Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,

And sometimes there would be like accompaniments to meteoric streams.
Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I Herbert Spencer

They are by no means necessary, and are generally the accompaniments of bad training and the proofs of bad temper.
Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume I Charles Henry Mackintosh

“Mr. Falconer will want me to play his accompaniments presently,” she said.
Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice

noun
something that accompanies or is served or used with something else
something inessential or subsidiary that is added, as for ornament or symmetry
(music) a subordinate part for an instrument, voices, or an orchestra
n.

1744, from French accompagnement (13c.), from accompagner (see accompany). Musical sense is earliest.

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