1. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
Synonyms: support musical_accompaniment backup
Related terms: part descant vamp support
2. [ noun ] an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
Synonyms: co-occurrence concomitant
Related terms: happening background associate coincide
3. [ noun ] the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
Synonyms: escort
Related terms: protection convoy company
Similar spelling:   accompanist