accompanist

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

Definition of accompanist

:one (such as a pianist) who plays an accompaniment

Examples of accompanist in a Sentence

  1. He will be her accompanist on the piano.

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ACCOMPANIST Defined for English Language Learners

accompanist

noun

Definition of accompanist for English Language Learners

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


ACCOMPANIST Defined for Kids

accompanist

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

Definition of accompanist for Students

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

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