musical accompaniment

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Noun1.musical accompaniment - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical partsmusical accompaniment - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
descant, discant - a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vamp - an improvised musical accompaniment
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This young olive-branch, notorious under the name of Timothy's Bess's Ben, being of an inquiring disposition, unchecked by any false modesty, had advanced beyond the group of women and children, and was walking round the Methodists, looking up in their faces with his mouth wide open, and beating his stick against the milk-can by way of musical accompaniment.
He longed to see the curious table-napkins wrought for the Priest of the Sun, on which were displayed all the dainties and viands that could be wanted for a feast; the mortuary cloth of King Chilperic, with its three hundred golden bees; the fantastic robes that excited the indignation of the Bishop of Pontus and were figured with "lions, panthers, bears, dogs, forests, rocks, hunters--all, in fact, that a painter can copy from nature"; and the coat that Charles of Orleans once wore, on the sleeves of which were embroidered the verses of a song beginning "Madame, je suis tout joyeux," the musical accompaniment of the words being wrought in gold thread, and each note, of square shape in those days, formed with four pearls.
While the track selected for this song may be a twist from his previously recorded music, Dion's robust vocals coupled with the smooth musical accompaniment transmit a laid-back but subtle vibe that leaves the listeners in awe.
Luxuriant Egypt contrasts with the coldness of Rome while composer Laura Mvula's superb musical accompaniment gently underpins the drama throughout.
As she teases, enrages and arouses the passions of Mark Antony (an impressive Antony Byrne), we sense foreboding - the luxuriant scenes in Egypt emphatically contrasting with the coldness of those in Rome - gently underpinned by Laura Mvula's superb musical accompaniment.
According to the organisers, the school grounds will be transformed into the "pooraparambu" (fairground) on the day with elephant mascots, colourful umbrellas and musical accompaniment.
The gates to the grounds of the hall will be opened for the afternoon, and guests will enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea, held under the shelter of a marquee, with a wonderful musical accompaniment from the Beulah Brass Band.
Newcomer describes what "A Midsummer Night's Dream" playgoers will find there as "a great setting with shade tentings, live musical accompaniment, two spectacularly designed and artistically fashioned periaktoi for our set, all the splendors of nature and the fairy world .
Timings are still to be confirmed, but expected to fly on the opening Friday evening are The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with live musical accompaniment from The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band), the Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and the pyrotechnic Twister Duo.
With musical accompaniment and uncalledfor interjection from Deano, his loyal manservant-cum-pianist.
Huddersfield Brass provided the stirring musical accompaniment.
Summary: Islam allows intonation of Koranic verses, but singing them to musical accompaniment is prohibited.