ac·​com·​pa·​nist | \ ə-ˈkəmp-nist How to pronounce accompanist (audio) , -ˈkəm-pə- \

Definition of accompanist

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

Examples of accompanist in a Sentence

He will be her accompanist on the piano.
Recent Examples on the Web Read full article Tsai and Gordon, who have strong ties to Newton, met in San Francisco where Gordon played piano and was a staff accompanist at the conservatory where Tsai was a student. Charlotte Howard,, 11 May 2022 The family would have sing-alongs Friday nights, with Alan as the accompanist. Sean Scott, The Enquirer, 24 June 2022 His accompanist was Pavel Getman, who moved to Tijuana from the former Soviet Union. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2022 The other half will be returned to the music department to help defray costs associated with instruments, sheet music, accompanist fees, uniforms and other items. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 13 Dec. 2021 Blake Hansen, a pianist well known in the local opera community as the rehearsal and performance accompanist for Connecticut Lyric Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, the Hartt School Choirs and Madison Lyric Stage. Christopher Arnott,, 23 Dec. 2021 Throughout the 2-1/2-hour concert, Chacón-Cruz rarely left the stage to rest, shared personal insights on every song and thanked his accompanist and longtime friend Jeremy Frank with hugs, rather than handshakes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2021 Her mother is Afrika Hayes Lambe, a beloved Boston area dance accompanist with an impressive background as a vocal soloist as well. Globe Correspondent,, 12 Nov. 2021 Blythe shared the stage with talented jazz pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, who is not only her accompanist but also served as her music director and the arranger of all the songs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of accompanist

1768, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accompanist

accompany + -ist entry 1

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29 Jun 2022

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“Accompanist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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ac·​com·​pa·​nist | \ ə-ˈkəm-pə-nist How to pronounce accompanist (audio) \

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

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