An accompanist is a musician, especially a pianist, who plays one part of a piece of music while someone else sings or plays the main tune.

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  • Accompanist — Ac*com pa*nist, n. The performer in music who takes the accompanying part. Busby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accompanist — (n.) performer who takes the accompanying part in music, 1833, from ACCOMPANY (Cf. accompany) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accompanist — is now the standard form of the word for ‘a person who plays a musical accompaniment’. The by form accompanyist, used by Dickens, is now occasionally encountered in AmE. Some classical musicians dislike the term (preferring pianist) when applied… …   Modern English usage

  • accompanist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who provides a musical accompaniment …   English terms dictionary

  • accompanist — [ə kum′pənē istə kum′pə nist; ] often [, ə kump′nist] n. a person who plays or sings an accompaniment: also accompanyist [ə kum′pənē ist] …   English World dictionary

  • accompanist — UK [əˈkʌmpənɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms accompanist : singular accompanist plural accompanists music someone who plays the supporting music while someone else sings or plays the main tune …   English dictionary

  • accompanist — noun Date: circa 1828 one (as a pianist) who plays an accompaniment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accompanist — /euh kum peuh nist, euh kump nist/, n. Music. a person who plays an accompaniment. Also, accompanyist. [1825 35; ACCOMPAN(Y) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • accompanist — noun /əˈkʌmpənɪst/ The performer in music who takes the accompanying part …   Wiktionary

  • accompanist — ac|com|pa|nist [əˈkʌmpənıst] n someone who plays a musical instrument while another person sings or plays the main tune …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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