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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.
He appears to me less human than simian, and whenever I hear him talk I seem to myself to have paused in the street to listen to the shrill clatter of a hand-organ, to which the gambols of a hairy homunculus form an accompaniment.
They lunched slowly and meditatively, with mute intervals between rushes of talk; for, the spell once broken, they had much to say, and yet moments when saying became the mere accompaniment to long duologues of silence.
The camels, flung pell-mell together, were uttering dull and pitiful groans; cries and howls of despair were heard issuing from that dusty and stifling cloud, and, from time to time, a parti-colored garment cut the chaos of the scene with its vivid hues, and the moaning and shrieking sounded over all, a terrible accompaniment to this spectacle of destruction.
In the first place, the black tulip had been produced; secondly, the Prince William of Orange, as a true Hollander, had promised to be present at the ceremony of its inauguration; and, thirdly, it was a point of honour with the States to show to the French, at the conclusion of such a disastrous war as that of 1672, that the flooring of the Batavian Republic was solid enough for its people to dance on it, with the accompaniment of the cannon of their fleets.
Also, in the absence of an instrument, Michael would sing to the prompting and accompaniment of Steward's voice, who would begin by wailing "kow-kow" long and sadly, and then branch out on some old song or ballad.
McCain is kicking off the next phase of its mission to position frozen potato products as healthier, convenient and potentially premium with new roast potatoes, chips and flavoured accompaniments for the autumn.
As for the accompaniments, the server brings a refillable heaping container of black beans and rice, and curved platters of glazed carrots, creamed spinach and roasted plantains.
range offers twelve recipes across three meal solution platforms - five complete meals, three sauces for pasta, and four meal accompaniments.
These include brand extensions as long-standing brands have moved into allied or developing market segments; the launch of low-fat and low-carbohydrate variants, notably in salad accompaniments and particularly in response to the Government's anti-obesity campaign; changing eating habits regarding the demise of weekend roasts and cooked breakfasts; the growing popularity of barbecue meals; the effect of television cookery programmes and recipes from celebrity chefs; and the changing demographics within the population.
Piano Solos: Instrumental Accompaniments, revised, orchestrated by Phillip Keveren.
Merchant Gourmet has pots of new ideas for quick meal accompaniments or snacks.