noun, plural en·sem·bles [ahn-sahm-sahm-buhlz, -sahmbz; French ahn-sahn-bluh]. /ɑnˈsɑmˈsɑm bəlz, -ˈsɑmbz; French ɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə/.
- the united performance of an entire group of singers, musicians, etc.
- the group so performing: a string ensemble.
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Corea extended that freedom of expression into his own musical ensembles.Chick Corea, versatile pianist who made jazz eclectic and electric, dies at 79|Matt Schudel|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Without the ensembles, that left the IHME model, with its single perspective and other problems, as the most appealing strategic resource available to many decision-makers.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
The wool-and-tweed ensemble is a sleek, fitted look, complete with blue leather gloves and a mask of the same material.Inauguration fashion was bold, American, and even a little bit fun|Terry Nguyen|January 20, 2021|Vox
When a Weddell seal, native to Antarctica, plummets 400 meters beneath the ice on one of its hour-long dives, an ensemble of adaptations come together to keep it alive.
The rest of the cast is made up of less familiar faces, but they form a solid ensemble that’s every bit as capable as the stars they support.
While Malkovich was an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company, Miller was enlisted to photograph the cast.
The 18-year-old strutted down the runway Monday in an edgy, off-the-shoulder, red-and-black tweed ensemble accented with feathers.Kendall Jenner Walks in Chanel Couture; Taylor Swift Pens Op-Ed for ‘The Wall Street Journal’|The Fashion Beast Team|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Olivia Palermo weds in three-piece Carolina Herrera ensemble.Sky Ferreira Defends Terry Richardson; Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin Confirm Relationship|The Fashion Beast Team|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately for Williams, he “fell in love with the ensemble immediately.”Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is often compared to the Wars of the Roses and its ensemble cast of villains, bunglers, and occasional heroes.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The general ensemble of war-paint and spotted ponies was enough for me; I didn't need to be told that it was my move.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Although none of the singers were remarkable, yet no individual artist marred the ensemble.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The page, the people, the pilgrim, and the astrologer again sing in a sort of operatic ensemble their various emotions.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
With not a tithe of the beauty of half the girls present, her tout ensemble was striking and attractive.Alone|Marion Harland
The early attempts contained few ensemble pieces, no choruses, and no complex finales.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
British Dictionary definitions for ensemble
- the cast of a play other than the principals; supporting players
- (as modifier)an ensemble role
- a group of soloists singing or playing together
- (as modifier)an ensemble passage
- a set of systems (such as a set of collections of atoms) that are identical in all respects apart from the motions of their constituents
- a single system (such as a collection of atoms) in which the properties are determined by the statistical behaviour of its constituents