ac·​com·​pa·​ny·​ing | \ ə-ˈkəmp-nē-iŋ How to pronounce accompanying (audio) , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm-\

Definition of accompanying

: 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

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The accompanying illustrations, uniformly delightful, include a juxtaposition of the patterns of traditional Marquesan tattoos with those of late-Victorian hosiery. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Essay to Read If You Even Think About Wearing Clothes," 11 July 2019 Landlubber options include an excellent half-pound burger paved with Gruyère and enlivened by tarragon mayo, the accompanying fries given a sifting of Cajun spices. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Brizo in Rocky Hill," 10 July 2019 At a fashion show in L.A. for Mother Denim's new capsule collection, Mystical, attendees received a velvet pouch packed with crystals, with accompanying cards indicating their meaning. Jessica Roy,, "How millennials replaced religion with astrology and crystals," 10 July 2019 The accompanying lords Berowne (Jose Guzman), Longaville (J.C. Payne) and Dumain (Alexander Kafarakis) likewise seem destined to fail. Mike Giuliano,, "Resistance is futile in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' in Ellicott City," 5 July 2019 Before Mr Trump’s announcement and the accompanying flurry of headlines, American chip companies had already restarted at least some of their sales to Huawei. The Economist, "Donald Trump eases off Huawei as firms discover holes in his export ban," 4 July 2019 The moment may be difficult to recreate in full, but the accompanying spirit—exotic, insurgent, and sumptuous—is one primed for Paris Couture's over-the-top revelry. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Givenchy Couture Puts an Aerodynamic Twist on Punk Hair in Paris," 3 July 2019 The accompanying weekend is also prime for drunk driving. Trisha Ahmed And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Drunk driving kills someone every 48 minutes. And July is the deadliest month," 1 July 2019 The table of contents with its accompanying lists of tables, figures, appendices and acronyms is 40 pages on its own. Larry Persily, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska LNG project could have significant environmental impacts, says draft assessment," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of accompanying

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accompanying was in 1600

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