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ensemble

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noun en·sem·ble \än-ˈsäm-bəl, äⁿ-\

Simple Definition of ensemble

  • : a group of people or things that make up a complete unit (such as a musical group, a group of actors or dancers, or a set of clothes)

Full Definition of ensemble

  1. :  a group producing a single effect: as a :  concerted music of two or more parts b :  a complete costume of harmonizing or complementary clothing and accessories c (1) :  the musicians engaged in the performance of a musical ensemble (2) :  a group of supporting players, singers, or dancers; especially :  corps de ballet

Examples of ensemble

  1. We went to listen to a new jazz ensemble.

  2. She wore an elegant three-piece ensemble.

  3. The actor performed an ensemble piece.



Origin of ensemble

French, from ensemble together, from Old French, from Latin insimul at the same time, from in- + simul at the same time — more at same


First Known Use: 1750


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ensemble

adjective en·sem·ble

Definition of ensemble

  1. :  emphasizing the roles of all performers as a whole rather than a star performance <ensemble acting>



Circa 1911

First Known Use of ensemble

circa 1911

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ENSEMBLE Defined for Kids

ensemble

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noun en·sem·ble \än-ˈsäm-bəl\

Definition of ensemble

  1. :  a group of people or things making up a complete unit <a musical ensemble> <She wore a three-piece ensemble.>





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