• enPR: ə-kŭmʹpə-nē-mənt, IPA: /ə.ˈkʌm.pə.ni.mənt/, /ə.ˈkʌənt/


  1. (music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
  2. That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
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