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accompanist

[uh-kuhm-puh-nist, uh-kuhmp-nist] /əˈkʌm pə nɪst, əˈkʌmp nɪst/
noun
1.
Music. a person who plays an accompaniment.
Also, accompanyist.
Origin of accompanist
1825-1835
1825-35; accompan(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for accompanist

accompanist

/əˈkʌmpənɪst; əˈkʌmpnɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer
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Word Origin and History for accompanist
n.

"performer who takes the accompanying part in music," 1833, from accompany + -ist. Fowler prefers accompanyist.

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