Definition of atmosphere
- the stuffy atmosphere of the waiting room
- an atmosphere of hostility
- an inn with atmosphere
Experts have noticed changes in the atmosphere.
Meteoroids burn up as they pass through Earth's atmosphere.
The planets have different atmospheres.
a country inn with lots of atmosphere
The food was good but the restaurant has no atmosphere.
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First Known Use: 1638See Words from the same year
: the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth
: a mass of gases that surround a planet or star
: the air in a particular place or area
See words that rhyme with atmosphere Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for atmosphere Spanish Central: Translation of atmosphere Nglish: Translation of atmosphere for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of atmosphere for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about atmosphere
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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