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accompaniment

Music a subordinate part for an instrument, voices, or an orchestra

accompaniment

A decoration added to a building with the intention of enhancing its appearance.
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When Sarah ate she set aside, with a sigh, the dish of dandelions with its crowning ovarious accompaniment. As this dark mass had been transformed from a bright and love-indorsed flower to be an ignominious vegetable, so had her summer hopes wilted and perished.
"I wouldn't have your hair any color but just what it is for the world," said Gilbert, with one or two convincing accompaniments.
Continuing his discourse Don Quixote said: "As we began in the student's case with poverty and its accompaniments, let us see now if the soldier is richer, and we shall find that in poverty itself there is no one poorer; for he is dependent on his miserable pay, which comes late or never, or else on what he can plunder, seriously imperilling his life and conscience; and sometimes his nakedness will be so great that a slashed doublet serves him for uniform and shirt, and in the depth of winter he has to defend himself against the inclemency of the weather in the open field with nothing better than the breath of his mouth, which I need not say, coming from an empty place, must come out cold, contrary to the laws of nature.
The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
Starbuck was an honest, upright man; but out of Starbuck's heart, at that instant when he saw the muskets, there strangely evolved an evil thought; but so blent with its neutral or good accompaniments that for the instant he hardly knew it for itself.
The girl who had played the accompaniments sat at the piano and placed a decided foot on the loud pedal.
The Keyboard Accompaniment Series by Gayle MacAulay Dunsmoor provides a useful resource for teaching an important aspect of piano playing, for which there are not many resources.
The culture department of Bishkek mayor's office announced tender for the purchase of light and sound accompaniment, organizing fireworks, renting building structures for the stage, renting biotoilets within the Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan.
Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice
Stanford's approach is consistent: every song has a short piano ritornello that is a variation of the melody's first line, and the accompaniment is mostly chordal, with some running eighth notes and an occasional dissonance, permeated by the conservative Victorian sound of his oeuvre.
This unique approach combines the solo horn part with choice parts of the accompaniment such that harmonies are preserved, or at least implied, and intervening melodies and transitions are somewhat preserved.