accessory

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /əkˈsɛsəri/ or /ækˈsɛsəri/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /əkˈsɛs(ə)ri/ or /ækˈsɛs(ə)ri/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
accessory

Plural
accessories

  1. (countable) An accessory is an extra item, not needed, but which adds to the whole.
    She bought a number of accessories including a bag, hat, and gloves, to match her new dress.
  2. (countable) (law) An accessory is a person who helps someone to break the law.
    Because she helped him hide the body after the murder, she was charged with being an accessory to the crime.