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.
Recent Examples of ambience from the Web
The town’s distinctly French shutters adorn ye-olde-German half-timbered buildings, giving them an intriguing ambience.
At the risk of getting overly poetic, factors like smell, light, and general ambience can drastically change your dining experience.
Electric House has an ambience that might be described as mod-Dickensian.
Modern Volvo interiors have a warm, rich Scandinavian ambience that sets them apart from Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes.
Backlit controls and trim pieces in Piano Black and carbon fiber added to the upscale ambience.
Some of us feel places should pay more attention to the food than the ambience.
Purpose: Enables parents and staff to dim the lights and control the ambience, making the room feel less institutional.
The difference, Gorman said, is dinner in the dining room will include bread service and a complimentary bite before and after the meal; the ambience and style of service will differ from the lounge, as well.
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Origin and Etymology of ambience
French ambiance, from ambiant ambient
First Known Use: 1815See Words from the same year
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