Music. a person who plays an accompaniment.
- Also ac·com·pa·ny·ist [uh-kuhm-puh-nee-ist] /əˈkʌm pə ni ɪst/ .
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How to use accompanist in a sentence
The art of conducting goes frequently with that of accompanying, and he was an excellent accompanist.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
"I never thought of that; I could have judged better of your voice if we had had an accompanist," said her host.A Life Sentence | Adeline Sergeant
She was the best accompanist he had ever had, and an extremely nice girl—not a bit like her cub of a brother.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
He used to be good enough to work with me when I could not afford to have an accompanist for more than two hours a day.Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
The star accompanist aspires to the same mastery when he plays for a famous singer or instrumentalist.Piano Mastery | Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for accompanist
a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer
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