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unaccompanied

[uhn-uh-kuhm-puh-need]
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adjective
  1. not accompanied; alone: The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
  2. Music. without an accompaniment: a sonata for unaccompanied violin.
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Origin of unaccompanied

1535–45; un-1 + accompanied

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Related Words

deserted, unattended, solo, abandoned, apart, detached, hermit, individual, isolate, isolated, lone, loner, odd, removed, single, solitary, stag, unescorted

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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.


British Dictionary definitions for unaccompanied

unaccompanied

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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