accouterment

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accouterment (plural accouterments)

  1. The act of accoutering.
  2. An article of clothing or equipment, in particular when used as an accessory.
  3. (plural only) apparatus needed for a task or journey.
  4. (military, plural only) Equipment other than weapons and uniform.
  5. (plural only) trappings.
  6. An identifying yet superficial characteristic.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).

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