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unaccompanied

[uhn-uh-kuhm-puh-need] /ˌʌn əˈkʌm pə nid/
adjective
1.
not accompanied; alone:
The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
2.
Music. without an accompaniment:
a sonata for unaccompanied violin.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; un-1 + accompanied
Synonyms
1. solitary, lone, unattended.
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Examples for unaccompanied
  • In your judgment virtue requires no reward, and is to be sought for itself, unaccompanied by external benefits.
  • Speeding traffic noise unaccompanied by pedestrian sidewalk clamor is also incredibly unpleasant.
  • The largest ever resettlement of unaccompanied minors began last week.
  • The city is full of spies and informers who have on occasions detained reporters who have been spotted unaccompanied.
  • If you can't work out how to use a seatbelt, you probably need help dressing and shouldn't be allowed out unaccompanied.
  • All major airlines have provisions in place for unaccompanied minors, although the specifics vary.
  • unaccompanied minors and active military members generally do not pay baggage fees, either.
  • Your biography in the back of the book is only two sentences long and is unaccompanied by a photo.
  • To my surprise now, he was unaccompanied in the airplane.
  • The mix breaks down to reveal some of the original song, a vocal harmony bridge that plays almost unaccompanied.
British Dictionary definitions for unaccompanied

unaccompanied

/ˌʌnəˈkʌmpənɪd/
adjective
1.
not accompanied
2.
(music)
  1. (of an instrument) playing alone
  2. (of music for a group of singers) without instrumental accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for unaccompanied
adj.

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

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