Etymology
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accompanist (n.)

"performer who takes the accompanying part in music," 1779, from accompany + -ist. Fowler prefers accompanyist.

updated on January 23, 2017

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Definitions of accompanist from WordNet

accompanist (n.)
a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano);
Synonyms: accompanyist
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.