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Related to ambience: ambiance
Variant of ambiance.
ambience(ˈæmbɪəns; French ɑ̃bjɑ̃s) or
the atmosphere of a place
[C19: from French ambiance, from ambiant surrounding; see ambient]
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.
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|Noun||1.||ambience - 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"
|2.||ambience - the atmosphere of an environment|
1. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic: