Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun accompaniment

4 senses of accompaniment

Sense 1
accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence -- (an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support -- (a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts)
       => part, voice -- (the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part")

Sense 3
complement, accompaniment -- (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")
       => adjunct -- (something added to another thing but not an essential part of it)

Sense 4
escort, accompaniment -- (the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them)
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

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