ambience


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am·bi·ence

 (ăm′bē-əns, äN-byäNs′)
n.
Variant of ambiance.

ambience

(ˈæmbɪəns; French ɑ̃bjɑ̃s) or

ambiance

n
the atmosphere of a place
[C19: from French ambiance, from ambiant surrounding; see ambient]

am•bi•ance

or am•bi•ence

(ˈæm bi əns; Fr. ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s)

n., pl. -bi•anc•es or -bi•enc•es (-bi ən sɪz; Fr. -ˈbyɑ̃s)
the mood, special quality, or atmosphere of a place, situation, etc.; environment; milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
[1885–90; < French, =ambi(ant) surrounding (Middle French, also ambient < Latin; see ambient) + -ance -ance]
syn: See environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambience - a particular environment or surrounding influenceambience - a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
genius loci - the special atmosphere of a place
gloominess, glumness, gloom - an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office"
miasm, miasma - an unwholesome atmosphere; "the novel spun a miasma of death and decay"
flavor, flavour, feel, spirit, smell, feeling, look, tone - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
2.ambience - the atmosphere of an environmentambience - the atmosphere of an environment  
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

ambience

noun atmosphere, feel, setting, air, quality, character, spirit, surroundings, tone, mood, impression, flavour, temper, tenor, aura, complexion, vibes (slang), vibrations (slang), milieu The overall ambience of the room is cosy.

ambiance

also ambience
noun
1. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic:
2. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
Translations

ambience

[ˈæmbɪəns] Nambiente m, atmósfera f

ambience

[ˈæmbiəns] n (= atmosphere) → ambiance f

ambience

nAtmosphäre f, → Ambiente nt (geh)

ambience

[ˈæmbɪəns] n (liter) (atmosphere) → ambiente m
the restaurant has a pleasant ambience → il ristorante ha un'atmosfera piacevole
References in classic literature ?
A great over-heated stillness enveloped the ship and seemed to hold her motionless in a flaming ambience composed in two shades of blue.
1), described by equation (1), pertains to cooling in gas ambience (on air), and in all events, when at contact (the ambience-stocking up) does not change the condition of the ambience.
According to Dublin City Council, they're spoiling the "smart and stylish" ambience of the capital's premier shopping strip, Grafton Street, and in future will be banned.
Made from one material it also has an implied solidity that strengthens the architect's distinction between inside and out--a distinction that is heightened when the full acoustic ambience is experienced from within.
His slight British accent provides an appropriate ambience.
Such results don't come frequently, and with such devastation that rewards my gloom, diSEMBOWELMENT keeps me suppressed and dominated with their not-so-cheery ambience and uneasy atmospheres of impending obliteration and compressed percussions of blight.
It offers all the privacy and ambience of a luxury private island located only minutes from all the excitement of Paradise Island.
Minka Group is realigning the national sales manager functions for its Ambience and Metropolitan divisions to better serve its customers and has named two executives to fill the newly created posts.
The center of Santiago is like a mall but it is an open mall, and in mails you have music to create a good ambience and improve the quality of life," says Pelayo Covarrubias, commercial director for the municipality of Santiago, which encompasses the capital's political and business areas downtown.
Intended for viewers grade 7 to adult, Careers in Interior Design offers a glimpse into the daily work of interior designers, who must apply creativity, aesthetic principles, and salesmanship skills to their jobs--to deliver just the right "look", mood or ambience to a customer's space.