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tout ensemble

[too tahn-sahn-bluh]
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adverb French.
  1. all together.
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noun
  1. the assemblage of parts or details, as in a work of art, considered as forming a whole; the ensemble.
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Historical Examples

  • Altogether, his tout-ensemble was what the Captain styled “more ship-shape.”

    Rivers of Ice

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The tout-ensemble is smart, weird, pleasing and eminently suitable for a Drury Lane pantomime.

  • The western front of the cathedral, represented in plate fifty-one, offers a tout-ensemble of the most imposing character.


British Dictionary definitions for tout ensemble

tout ensemble

adverb
  1. everything considered; all in all
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noun
  1. the total impression or effect
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