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unaccompanied

[uhn-uh-kuhm-puh-need] /ˌʌn əˈkʌm pə nid/
adjective
1.
not accompanied; alone:
The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
2.
Music. without an accompaniment:
a sonata for unaccompanied violin.
Origin of unaccompanied
1535-1545
1535-45; un-1 + accompanied
Synonyms
1. solitary, lone, unattended.
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  • It might be called a burlesque, but for the fact that it is unaccompanied by the luxury of legs.

  • The action was mechanical, and unaccompanied by any thought connected with it.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • The use of either instrument, when unaccompanied, leads to every sort of irregularity and trickery.

    Laws Plato
  • That is alone which is unaccompanied; that is only of which there is no other.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • There had fallen a great deal of rain, but unaccompanied by lightning.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for unaccompanied

unaccompanied

/ˌʌnəˈkʌmpənɪd/
adjective
1.
not accompanied
2.
(music)
  1. (of an instrument) playing alone
  2. (of music for a group of singers) without instrumental accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for unaccompanied
adj.

1540s, "not in the company of others," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of accompany. Musical sense is first recorded 1818.

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