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companion piece

  1. a literary or musical work that has a close relationship to another work by the same author or composer.
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Origin of companion piece

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for companion piece

Historical Examples

  • She too must give me something on my engagement—wouldn't she give me the companion-piece?


    Henry James

  • The companion-piece to the portrait of my future husband was the portrait of his future wife.


    Henry James

  • Probably Donnes verses were written as a companion-piece to the present poem.

  • John Leech, who so reveled in the "Camps at Cobham," would here have found a companion-piece for the opposition of the picture.

  • It will form a companion-piece to Goethes Bardt sans comparaison with all other authors.