Origin of ambient
Examples from the Web for ambient
Lights will be ambient, allowing for the artwork to be spotlighted drawing specific attention to each unique piece.They’re Done With YouTube. Now Cats Storm the Art-World|Justin Jones|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her 2013 release Lua Ya offers a beguiling type of Korean ambient vocal music, unlike anything else I heard during the year.The Strangest and Most Surprising Recordings of 2013|Ted Gioia|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I love Kanye—I met him at a fashion show,” Testino could be heard cooing before the ambient party-noise washed over them.The Kardashian Hegemony: Mario and Kim Take Hollywood|Lloyd Grove|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The office is gloriously quiet, and always nice and cool, given the ambient Seattle climate and the orientation toward the north.
These are hard times, and there's a lot of ambient anger looking for a target.
I betook myself to Ambient's study, delighted to have a quiet hour to look over his books by myself.The Author Of Beltraffio|Henry James
They have no knowledge of the ambient air, but the winds are the breath of beasts living in the four quarters of the earth.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
He tells us, too, “that every sight and sound from the vast earth and ambient air sent to his heart its choicest blessings.”The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
So likewise a little Air blown under the water, is united or thrust into a Bubble by the ambient water.Micrographia|Robert Hooke
The sun was dipping to the western edge of the bare plain, and the air was filled with ambient gold.A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for ambient
Word Origin for ambient
Word Origin and History for ambient
1590s, "surrounding, encircling," from Latin ambientem (nominative ambiens) "going round," present participle of ambire "to go around," from amb- "around" (see ambi-) + ire "go" (see ion). The ground sense of "revolving" led to "encircling, lying all around."