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  1. present participle of comp


comping (countable and uncountable, plural compings)

  1. (informal, uncountable) The practice of entering many competitions in order to win as many prizes as possible.
  2. (informal, countable) musical accompaniment
    • 2013, David Malvinni, Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation, page 46:
      Weir punctuates things with some offbeat compings. Indeed, at around 15:00, it is hard to know if we are still in the song.
    • 2010, Ronny Lee, Jazz Guitar Method, page 111:
      Compings should never be memorized but should be applied in a completely extemporaneous manner.

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