musical accompaniment

Definitions of musical accompaniment
  1. noun
    a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    synonyms: accompaniment, backup, support
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    descant, discant
    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    an improvised musical accompaniment
    type of:
    part, voice
    the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
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