accompaniment noun

1 sth eaten/drunk with food

ADJ. delicious, good, ideal


PREP. ~ for/to These wines also make a good accompaniment for vegetarian dishes.

2 music played to go with singing, etc.

ADJ. instrumental, musical, orchestral | piano, string, etc.

VERB + ACCOMPANIMENT provide | compose, write

PREP. to the ~ of She sang to the accompaniment of guitars. | with an ~ I prefer to sing with an accompaniment.

3 sth that happens at the same time

ADJ. essential, inevitable, necessary

PREP. to the ~ of The women's medical school opened in 1874, to the accompaniment of much ridicule of ‘lady doctors’. | with the ~ of the market, with its inevitable accompaniment of bustle and noise