or am·bi·ence

[ am-bee-uhns; French ahn-byahns ]
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noun,plural am·bi·anc·es [am-bee-uhn-siz; French ahn-byahns]. /ˈæm bi ən sɪz; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/.
  1. the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.

  2. that which surrounds or encompasses; environment.

Origin of ambiance

First recorded in 1885–95; from French, equivalent to ambi(ant) “surrounding” (Middle French, also ambient ), from Latin; see ambient + -ance -ance

synonym study For ambiance

1. See environment.

Words Nearby ambiance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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