[am-bee-uh ns; French ahn-byahns]
- the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
- that which surrounds or encompasses; environment.
Origin of ambiance
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1. See environment.
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Examples from the Web for ambiance
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The ambiance is almost asexual as rockabilly and Motown play in the background.Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts
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Yet as jazz disappears from the mainstream culture, it dominates the ambiance at eateries, and especially coffee shops.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love
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Summerville captures this ambiance with a mix of ready-to-wear couture pieces and original creations.The ‘Catching Fire’ Costume Designer Talks the Dark Turn in ‘Hunger Games’ Fashion
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Kyoto, Japan, is one of my favorite places for the refinement of the food and the ambiance of the city.Fresh Picks
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Word Origin and History for ambiance
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