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[uhn-uh-kuhm-puh-need] /ˌʌn əˈkʌm pə nid/
not accompanied; alone:
The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
Music. without an accompaniment:
a sonata for unaccompanied violin.
Origin of unaccompanied
1535-45; un-1 + accompanied
1. solitary, lone, unattended. Unabridged
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  • They demanded that two officers should land unarmed, except with rapiers, and unaccompanied.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt
  • It might be called a burlesque, but for the fact that it is unaccompanied by the luxury of legs.

  • As he recalled the incidents of that day he understood why the record of Wellgood's name was unaccompanied by the usual reference.

    The Woman in the Alcove Anna Katharine Green
  • The action was mechanical, and unaccompanied by any thought connected with it.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Going in unaccompanied by anybody, she used to get men in the hall to go home with her.

    The Great Acceptance Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for unaccompanied


not accompanied
  1. (of an instrument) playing alone
  2. (of music for a group of singers) without instrumental accompaniment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unaccompanied

1540s, "not in the company of others," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of accompany. Musical sense is first recorded 1818.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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