noun ac·com·pa·nist \ə-ˈkəmp-nist, -ˈkəm-pə-\

: someone who plays a musical instrument while another person is singing or playing the main part : someone who plays an accompaniment

Full Definition of ACCOMPANIST

:  one (as a pianist) who plays an accompaniment


  1. He will be her accompanist on the piano.

First Known Use of ACCOMPANIST

circa 1811
ACCOMPANIST Defined for Kids


noun ac·com·pa·nist \ə-ˈkəm-pə-nist\

Definition of ACCOMPANIST for Kids

:  a musician who plays in support of someone else who is singing or playing an instrument


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