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tout ensemble

[too tahn-sahn-bluh] /tu tɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə/
adverb, French.
all together.
the assemblage of parts or details, as in a work of art, considered as forming a whole; the ensemble. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Yet there was such a decided resemblance in their tout ensemble, that everybody mistook Julia for Fanny's elder sister.

  • It is the tout ensemble of her presence and her personal charm.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • Their beauty was Grecian, their deformity Egyptian, their tout ensemble French.

  • The attitude was the same; the tout ensemble in no respect different.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • It is the most charming public garden I have ever seen; inferior to that of Adelaide in detail, but superior in the tout ensemble.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • The tout ensemble of the building is, in short, perfect harmony.

  • By this means the idea of strength and support is not interfered with, and the tout ensemble is not destroyed.

  • I assure you, dear, that taking your tout ensemble, I like you far the best of all.

    A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I can give you no better idea of the tout ensemble and sine die of the affair than to state that Scuddy is going to sing a song.

    Rolling Stones O. Henry
  • His face was sallow, and his eyes sunken; he had the unmistakable air and tout ensemble of a rouè and a libertine.

British Dictionary definitions for tout ensemble

tout ensemble

/tut ɑ̃sɑ̃blə/
everything considered; all in all
the total impression or effect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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