[uh-kuhm-puh-nist, uh-kuhmp-nist]
Music. a person who plays an accompaniment.

1825–35; accompan(y) + -ist Unabridged
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accompanist or sometimes (US) accompanyist (əˈkʌmpənɪst, əˈkʌmpnɪst, əˈkʌmpəniːɪst)
a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer
accompanyist or sometimes (US) accompanyist

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Example sentences
Children should be prepared to sing a favorite song, and bring the music, if they want an accompanist.
He started out as an accompanist, chording on the guitar, and soon became skilled with a fiddle.
Bring sheet music in correct key, accompanist is provided.
As a piano soloist and accompanist, he occupies a place in the highest rank.
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