ac·​com·​pa·​ny·​ing ə-ˈkəmp-nē-iŋ How to pronounce accompanying (audio)
: existing or occurring in association with or as a byproduct of something else
In addition to what's on the walls, the accompanying catalog features essays by young black writers …Greg Tate
… widening gulf between the rich and the poor and the accompanying disappearance of the middle classes.Douglas Coupland

Examples of accompanying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evidence of the accompanying social decay can be found coast to coast: in Portland streets littered with hypodermic needles and other waste, on San Francisco sidewalks covered with human feces and tent encampments, and with increasing numbers of people languishing on the streets of Los Angeles. Rachel Sheffield, The Mercury News, 10 Feb. 2024 The exhibition, and its accompanying book, take visitors on a whirlwind trip through six cities beginning in Liverpool and London, and ending in Miami. Lucie Young, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 In an accompanying video, the actress invites viewers into the glamorous space, which houses racks of clothing and handbags, and several walls of shoes. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 Her latest Grammy win is just another stop in Swift’s yearlong victory lap, which includes her record-breaking Eras Tour and its accompanying concert movie. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024 In the pages of Martha Stewart Living and its accompanying TV series, Ritchie saw LGBTQ people regularly appearing with the iconic hostess to decorate cakes, design flower arrangements, share tips about antiquing and dive into other domestic arts. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 Frames from the baby's-eye view video with their accompanying transcribed utterances. Will Henshall, TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, which has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb. 2024 The ruling, which did not include any accompanying opinion, means Trump could now seek to appeal the issue to the Supreme Court. Alexander Mallin, ABC News, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accompanying was in 1600

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“Accompanying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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