ambience

noun am·bi·ence \ ˈam-bē-ən(t)s , ˈäm-bē-än(t)s \
variants: or ambiance
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of ambience

:a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing :atmosphere
  • The restaurant's soft music and candlelight gave it a romantic ambience.

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Origin and Etymology of ambience

French ambiance, from ambiant ambient



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