ambience

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

ambiance

Definition of ambience

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of ambience

French ambiance, from ambiant ambient


First Known Use: 1815



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