or ambiance noun Etymology: French ambiance, from ambiant ambient Date: 1889 a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing ; atmosphere

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  • ambience — UK [ˈæmbɪəns] / US or ambiance UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ambience : singular ambience plural ambiences the character of a place or the feeling you have about it The pub had a comfortable ambience. See: ambiance …   English dictionary

  • ambience — [am′bē əns, äm′bē äns΄] n. [Fr: see AMBIENT] a particular setting or its distinctive atmosphere [the festive ambience of a wedding reception]: also sp. ambiance …   English World dictionary

  • ambience — index atmosphere Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ambience — (n.) 1797, from Fr. ambiance (see AMBIENT (Cf. ambient)). Cf. AMBIANCE (Cf. ambiance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambience — meaning ‘surroundings, atmosphere’, is derived from French ambiance (a form which is also occasionally used in English). It is firmly established in the language after a century or so of use. Both spellings are in use, although ambiance differs… …   Modern English usage

  • ambience — [n] environment ambient, atmosphere, climate, medium, surroundings; concept 673 …   New thesaurus

  • ambience — (also ambiance) ► NOUN 1) the character and atmosphere of a place. 2) character given to a sound recording by the space in which the sound occurs …   English terms dictionary

  • ambience — am|bi|ence ambiance [ˈæmbiəns] n [singular] [Date: 1900 2000; : French; Origin: ambiance, from ambiant, from Latin; AMBIENT] the qualities and character of a particular place and the way these make you feel = ↑atmosphere… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ambience — [[t]æ̱mbiəns[/t]] also ambiance N SING: also no det, oft N of n The ambience of a place is the character and atmosphere that it seems to have. [LITERARY] The overall ambience of the room is cosy. Syn: atmosphere …   English dictionary

  • Ambience — Raumklang ist eine Bezeichnung für Klangaufführungen, die im und für den Raum erzeugt wurden. (engl.: ambience). Erste Raumklangstücke haben dafür mehrere Orchester oder Chöre im Raum an verschiedenen Stellen platziert (siehe Venezianische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ambience — am|bi|ence [ æmbiəns ] noun count or uncount the character of a place or the feeling you have about it: The bar had a comfortable ambience …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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