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Accompanist   /əkˈəmpənəst/   Listen
Accompanist

noun
1.
A person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano).  Synonym: accompanyist.






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"Accompanist" Quotes from Famous Books



... episodes from the Ramayana or other Hindu mythologies localized, the story being recited in a monotonous, sing-song chant, in the old Kawi or sacred language, by a professional accompanist who sat, cross-legged, in the orchestra. As a result of constant drilling since babyhood, the Balinese dancers attain a perfection of technique unknown on the western stage, but the visitor who expects to see the verve and abandon of ...
— Where the Strange Trails Go Down • E. Alexander Powell

... that she was a believer in the language movement. Mrs. Kearney was well content at this. Therefore she was not surprised when one day Mr. Holohan came to her and proposed that her daughter should be the accompanist at a series of four grand concerts which his Society was going to give in the Antient Concert Rooms. She brought him into the drawing-room, made him sit down and brought out the decanter and the silver biscuit-barrel. She entered heart ...
— Dubliners • James Joyce

... — N. musician, artiste, performer, player, minstrel; bard &c (poet) 597; [specific types of musicians] accompanist, accordionist, instrumentalist, organist, pianist, violinist, flautist; harper, fiddler, fifer^, trumpeter, piper, drummer; catgut scraper. band, orchestral waits. vocalist, melodist; singer, warbler; songster, chaunter^, chauntress^, songstress; cantatrice^. choir, quire, chorister; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget



Words linked to "Accompanist" :   accompany, instrumentalist, player, musician



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