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comping Line breaks: comp|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmpɪŋ/

Definition of comping in English:


[mass noun]
1British informal The practice of entering competitions, especially those promoting consumer products: she received her copy of Competitor’s Companion and entered the exciting world of comping
2The action of playing a musical accompaniment, especially in jazz or blues: the guitarists approach the delicacy of Cole in their comping
More example sentences
  • The head is a beautiful meditation that is aided by McBee's sensitive, free foundation and Markowitz's rubato comping.
  • The solos are strong enough to withstand the rhythm section's energetic and interactive comping.
  • Graf's rhythm guitar and Paul LaBrise's able piano comping usually free him up to do whatever he wants, too, and his responses to the vocal melodies are usually more interesting than the vocals themselves.
3The process of making composite images, especially electronically: Stefan did the comping and rendering, and it came together just great



Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmpə/
sense 1.
Example sentences
  • Many compers also subscribe to magazines which give details about the best competitions around each month.
  • Not an easy question, but most experienced compers find it's not unreasonable to expect to win 5-10% of the comps they have entered.
  • Sorry to mix metaphors, but going out of your way to hear good compers is also sort of like keeping your eye on the linebackers in an American football game.

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