tout ensemble


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tout ensemble

(tut ɑ̃sɑ̃blə)
adv
everything considered; all in all
n
the total impression or effect
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tout ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a wholetout ensemble - 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
2.tout ensemble - a total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts
effect, impression - an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
Adv.1.tout ensemble - with everything considered (and neglecting details); "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"
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.
And then, her air, her manner, her tout ensemble, is so indescribably improved
As somebody who likes to eat his cheesecake tout ensemble, this meant I had to messily scrape the contents of the glass on to a plate to fully enjoy the dish, but thankfully the taste made it all worthwhile.