accompaniment - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/əˈkʌmp(ə)nɪmənt/
singularaccompaniment
pluralaccompaniments
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] music the part of a piece of music that supports the tune or someone singing

    a violin accompaniment

  2. 2
    [countable] something that you provide as a good addition, especially to a particular meal
    accompaniment to:

    Serve the sauce as an accompaniment to roast meat.

  3. 3
    [countable] formal something that happens while or because something else is happening

    an inevitable accompaniment of the transition to a market economy