ambience

[ am-bee-uhns; French ahn-byahns ]
/ ˈæm bi əns; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s /

noun, plural am·bi·enc·es [am-bee-uhn-siz; French ahn-byahns]. /ˈæm bi ən sɪz; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/.

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Origin of ambience

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for ambience

ambience

ambiance

/ (ˈæmbɪəns, French ɑ̃bjɑ̃s) /

noun

the atmosphere of a place

Word Origin for ambience

C19: from French ambiance, from ambiant surrounding; see ambient
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