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.
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Frankfurt Airport's Departures Hall B at the heart of Terminal 1 has received a complete facelift Airport operator Fraport said the area is now a "green oasis" which creates a better ambience for travellers.
The ambience of India is just magical, truly incomparable to any other country.
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IQ is an ideal place for an evening wind down that provides a comfortable ambience to catch up with friends and colleagues.
Guests can enjoy the artisanal dishes to the backdrop of live music and a traditional, celebratory ambience.
Part one is focused on the ambience of the imaginary and contains contributions focused on negotiating experiences of space in modern literature, the socioaesthetics of being surrounded, and other subjects.
The curtain twitchers are obsessed with retaining their leafy suburb's ambience.
He said: "This is the last remaining Edwardian shopping centre left in Birmingham and we have always strived to maintain its ambience.