unaccompanied

[uhn-uh-kuhm-puh-need]

adjective

not accompanied; alone: The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
Music. without an accompaniment: a sonata for unaccompanied violin.

Nearby words

  1. unable,
  2. unabridged,
  3. unaccented,
  4. unacceptable,
  5. unaccommodated,
  6. unaccomplished,
  7. unaccountable,
  8. unaccounted,
  9. unaccounted for,
  10. unaccounted-for

Origin of unaccompanied

1535–45; un-1 + accompanied

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British Dictionary definitions for unaccompanied

unaccompanied

adjective

not accompanied
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

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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