Definition for AC-COM'PA-NI-MENT

AC-COM'PA-NI-MENT, n. [Fr. accompagnement. See Accompany.]

Something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added by way of ornament to the principal thing, or for the sake of symmetry. Thus, instruments of music attending the voice; small objects in painting; dogs, guns and game in a hunting-piece; warlike instruments with the portrait of a military character, are accompaniments.

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