American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Accompaniment

ACCOM’PANIMENT, n. 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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