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
: 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 in a sentence
We went to listen to a new jazz ensemble.
She wore an elegant three-piece ensemble.
The actor performed an ensemble piece.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of ensemble
: emphasizing the roles of all performers as a whole rather than a star performance <ensemble acting>
First Known Use of ensemble
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Definition of ensemble for Students
: a group of people or things making up a complete unit <a musical ensemble> <She wore a three-piece ensemble.>
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