- Music. a person who plays an accompaniment.
Origin of accompanist
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Examples from the Web for accompanist
I like Arlt, and for weeks I had been trying to get him as accompanist, so I gained by the affair.
He is Mr. Thayer's accompanist, that little German who was with him at Mrs. Stanley's.
Then, turning, he laid a kindly hand on the arm of his accompanist.
But New York could not supply an accompanist with a pointed beard!The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
Harris is most widely known as an accompanist, and is one of the best in the country.Contemporary American Composers
sometimes US accompanyist (əˈkʌmpəniːɪst)
- a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer
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Word Origin and History for accompanist
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