comping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

comping

  1. present participle of comp

Noun[edit]

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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