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ambience

noun am·bi·ence \ˈam-bē-ən(t)s, ˈäm-bē-än(t)s\

Simple Definition of ambience

  • : the mood or feeling of a particular place

Full Definition of ambience

  1. :  a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing :  atmosphere

Examples of ambience

  1. the ambience of a tropical island

  2. <the exurb has the unmistakable ambience of old money>



Variants of ambience

or am·bi·ance play \ˈam-bē-ən(t)s, ˈäm-bē-än(t)s\

Origin of ambience

French ambiance, from ambiant ambient


First Known Use: 1815



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