to the accompaniment of

idiom

1
: while corresponding music is played
She sang the song to the accompaniment of a piano.
2
: at the same time (something else) is happening
She made the announcement to the accompaniment of loud applause.

Examples of to the accompaniment of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then the long decline, to the accompaniment of prescription drugs, binge eating and bad advice — even as his acolytes raise him to a state of godhead, the Sun King of rock ’n’ roll. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Covering John Lennon’s shivering, most sensitive lyrics to the accompaniment of Dean’s windy, barely-there soundscape is brilliant. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 30 June 2023 One of the worst offenders in recent memory: the second floor of Petite Cerise, where my party read lips through an 85-decibel dinner — the equivalent of eating to the accompaniment of a garbage disposal. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 In adulthood, Tamariz pursued his vocation with monastic focus, not only fine-tuning his technique — at times to the accompaniment of a metronome — but studying philosophy and art history for application to his developing ideas. Shuja Haider, New York Times, 2 Jan. 2023 There followed arrests, flurries of spurious legal documents and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, all to the accompaniment of what neighbors describe as an ongoing din of gunfire on weekends. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2022 The back-and-forth motion already established in the strip makes the ball bounce repeatedly (to the accompaniment of a dripping faucet, slowly). The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2022 Songs were yanked from one character and handed to another, to the accompaniment of a pit orchestra and tears. Maryrose Wood, Variety, 12 Aug. 2022 Each club has its customs and peculiarities—the Morgan +4 Club dinner parades a haggis to the accompaniment of bagpipes and plentiful adult beverages. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 July 2022

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“To the accompaniment of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20accompaniment%20of. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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