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ambience

ambience

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

: the mood or feeling of a particular place

Full Definition of AMBIENCE

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

Variants of AMBIENCE

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

Examples of AMBIENCE

  1. the ambience of a tropical island
  2. <the exurb has the unmistakable ambience of old money>

Origin of AMBIENCE

French ambiance, from ambiant ambient
First Known Use: 1815

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