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en·sem·ble

 (ŏn-sŏm′bəl)
n.
1. A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially:
a. A coordinated outfit or costume.
b. A coordinated set of furniture.
c. A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together: an improvisational theater ensemble; a woodwind ensemble.
2. Music
a. A work for two or more vocalists or instrumentalists.
b. The performance of such a work.

[French, from Old French, together, from Late Latin īnsimul, at the same time : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + simul, at the same time; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

ensemble

(ɒnˈsɒmbəl; French ɑ̃sɑ̃blə)
n
1. all the parts of something considered together and in relation to the whole
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a person's complete costume; outfit
3. (Theatre)
a. the cast of a play other than the principals; supporting players
b. (as modifier): an ensemble role.
4. (Classical Music) music
a. a group of soloists singing or playing together
b. (as modifier): an ensemble passage.
5. (Music, other) music the degree of precision and unity exhibited by a group of instrumentalists or singers performing together: the ensemble of the strings is good.
6. the general or total effect of something made up of individual parts
7. (General Physics) physics
a. a set of systems (such as a set of collections of atoms) that are identical in all respects apart from the motions of their constituents
b. a single system (such as a collection of atoms) in which the properties are determined by the statistical behaviour of its constituents
adv
all together or at once
adj
8. (Theatre) (of a film or play) involving several separate but often interrelated story lines: ensemble comedy drama.
9. (Film) (of a film or play) involving several separate but often interrelated story lines: ensemble comedy drama.
10. (Theatre) involving no individual star but several actors whose roles are of equal importance: fine ensemble playing.
11. (Film) involving no individual star but several actors whose roles are of equal importance: fine ensemble playing.
[C15: from French: together, from Latin insimul, from in-2 + simul at the same time]

en•sem•ble

(ɑnˈsɑm bəl, -ˈsɑmb, ɑ̃-)

n.
1. all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole.
2. the entire costume of an individual, esp. when all the parts are in harmony.
3. a set of furniture.
4.
a. the united performance of an entire group of singers, musicians, etc.
b. the group so performing: a string ensemble.
5. a group of supporting entertainers, as actors, dancers, and singers, in a theatrical production.
[1740–50; < French: together < Latin insimul=in- in-2 + simul together; compare simultaneous]

ensemble

A full outfit of clothes worn at the same time, especially of matching clothes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ensemble - a group of musicians playing or singing togetherensemble - a group of musicians playing or singing together; "a string ensemble"
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
gamelan - a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
jug band - a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments
pop group - a group that plays pop music
mariachi - a group of street musicians in Mexico
skiffle group - a band of musicians who play skiffle
2.ensemble - a cast other than the principals
cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae - the actors in a play
3.ensemble - the chorus of a ballet company
ballet company - a company that produces ballets
chorus line, chorus - a body of dancers or singers who perform together
4.ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a wholeensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
5.ensemble - a coordinated outfit (set of clothing)
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
sailor suit - a boy's ensemble; copied from a sailor's uniform

ensemble

noun
1. group, company, band, troupe, cast, orchestra, chorus, supporting cast an ensemble of young musicians
2. collection, set, body, whole, total, sum, combination, entity, aggregate, entirety, totality, assemblage, conglomeration The state is an ensemble of political and social structures.
3. outfit, suit, get-up (informal), costume a dashing ensemble in navy and white
Translations
لِباس نِسائي كامِلمجموع أجزاء الشَّيء كوحْدةٍ كامِلَهمَجْموعَةُ مُغَنين يُنْشِدون معا
ансамбъл
dragtensemblesætsamlingsamspil
ensemblekokonaisuusyhtye
ansambl
komplé
atriîi sem allur flokkurinn flyturheild, heildarsvipurhljóîfærasveit; söngsveitsamstæîur alklæînaîur
ansamblis
ansambliskomplekts
kompletzborový výstup
ensemble
döpiyesmüzik grubutakımtoplu icraattümel küme

ensemble

[ɑ̃ːnsɑ̃ːmbl] N
1. (= whole) → conjunto m; (= general effect) → impresión f de conjunto
2. (= dress) → conjunto m
3. (Mus) → conjunto m (musical)

ensemble

[ɒnˈsɒmbəl]
n
(= group) [musicians] → ensemble m, groupe m; [actors, dancers] → troupe f
(= set of clothes, outfit) → ensemble m
(= collection) [styles, people] → ensemble m
modif [playing, acting] → d'ensemble

ensemble

n
(Mus, Theat) → Ensemble nt; ensemble acting or playingschauspielerisches Zusammenspiel
(Fashion) → Ensemble nt
(= collection: of people, things) → Ansammlung f

ensemble

[ɑ̃ːnˈsɑ̃ːmbl] n
a. (gen) → insieme m
b. (Mus) → ensemble m inv
c. (outfit) → completo

ensemble

(anˈsablə) , ((American) onˈsombl) noun
1. a woman's complete outfit of clothes.
2. in opera etc, a passage performed by all the singers, musicians etc together.
3. a group of musicians performing regularly together.
4. all the parts of a thing taken as a whole.
References in classic literature ?
Some of the effects are very daring, approaching even to the boldest flights of the rococo, the sirocco, and the Byzantine schools--yet the master's hand never falters--it moves on, calm, majestic, confident--and, with that art which conceals art, it finally casts over the TOUT ENSEMBLE, by mysterious methods of its own, a subtle something which refines, subdues, etherealizes the arid components and endures them with the deep charm and gracious witchery of poesy.
She is eighteen years of age, and has been sent to Brussels to finish her education; she is of middle size, stiffly made, body long, legs short, bust much developed but not compactly moulded, waist disproportionately compressed by an inhumanly braced corset, dress carefully arranged, large feet tortured into small bottines, head small, hair smoothed, braided, oiled, and gummed to perfection; very low forehead, very diminutive and vindictive grey eyes, somewhat Tartar features, rather flat nose, rather high-cheek bones, yet the ensemble not positively ugly; tolerably good complexion.
And then, her air, her manner, her tout ensemble, is so indescribably improved
The Parisians hit like Cyclops, with an ensemble and a tactic delightful to behold.
They are composite of many different men we seem to have [58] known, and fancy we could detach again from the ensemble and from each other.
This year, it will host the contemporary music ensemble DissonArt from Thessaloniki, the Cypriot music ensemble Chronos and the percussionist Marios Nicolaou on solo percussion works.
He presents this discipline to teachers, researchers and practitioners who want to develop a deeper understanding of ensemble theater.
The possible range of ensembles that could be written for include the following: small instrumental ensemble - guitar quintet, saxophone quintet etc school or youth choirs rock groups brass and wind ensembles string ensembles/orchestras combined ensembles it is intended that two to four opportunities will be created within the context of the available budget.
The requirement also applies to the SCBA stowed in the vicinity of the aft steam ensemble.
30pm, Phipps Hall, Ensemble SCENATET, Fish and Fowl (UK premiere); 10pm, St Paul's Hall, Cikada Point 4, Improvisations on Bent S[degrees]renson's Funeral Processions (UK premiere).
The festival, held at St Christopher's Junior School, Saar, featured pianists, violinists and woodwind players as well as brass groups, string groups, orchestras, madrigal ensembles and a cello ensemble.
Ensemble Kalinka (Eugene), Anna Kazakova-Simpson (Moscow)

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