accompanist

[ uh-kuhm-puh-nist, uh-kuhmp-nist ]
/ əˈkʌm pə nɪst, əˈkʌmp nɪst /

noun

Music. a person who plays an accompaniment.

Nearby words

  1. accommodationist,
  2. accommodative,
  3. accommodative asthenopia,
  4. accommodator,
  5. accompaniment,
  6. accompany,
  7. accompanying vein,
  8. accompanyist,
  9. accomplice,
  10. accomplish


Origin of accompanist

First recorded in 1825–35; accompan(y) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for accompanist

accompanist

sometimes US accompanyist (əˈkʌmpəniːɪst)

/ (əˈkʌmpənɪst, əˈkʌmpnɪst) /

noun

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

accompanist

n.

"performer who takes the accompanying part in music," 1833, from accompany + -ist. Fowler prefers accompanyist.

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