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Definition of Accessory


  1. Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
  2. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate.
  3. Same as Accessary, n.
  4. Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.

Accessory Quotations

For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It's an accessory.
Jill Scott

To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.
Vera Wang

At school my boobs were bigger than all my friends' and I was afraid to show them. Now, I feel they make my outfits look better. They're like an accessory.
Jessica Simpson

If you think a child is going to be your accessory... it's not like a micro pig. It's not about putting them in front of the television. You need to read to them at night.
Tori Amos

No one who passively endures an injustice against himself has the material in him to struggle for the rights of others. The one who patiently forbears becomes an accessory to the injustice done to others. He who resists the injustice which he himself meets can open up the way to a higher right for others.
Ellen Key
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Accessory Translations

accessory in Dutch is bijkomstig, bijbehorend, bijkomend
accessory in French is secondaire, accessoire, appendice, auxiliaire
accessory in Norwegian is ekstra, medskyldig
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