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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Example sentences from the Web for ensemble
Zoe Saldana has also recently praised sci-fi movies for the depth and breadth of women in its ensembles.
There have been Russian sketch troupes and comic ensembles but never stand-up comedians.
Ensembles are of vestigial interest in this new pop culture.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age|Van Dyke Parks|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there are worse glossy cartoons, and worse TV ensembles to spend thirty late-night minutes with.Thank You for Being a Friend: Why TV Re-runs Never Grow Old|Tim Teeman|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Be a part of larger ensembles with people who legitimize her and give her credibility.Is Kristen Wiig Still ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Succeed?|Kevin Fallon|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bellini's, Auber's and Spontini's scores are thin compared with his; even Auber's grandest ensembles lack his sham magnificence.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
In the enormously difficult ensembles of the singers in the second act, not one single note was omitted last night.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
After we get the numbers taught—that is, the songs—then I start to teach the ensembles to dance the different routines.The Art of Stage Dancing|Ned Wayburn
We find none of the set forms of the later opera seria, no regular arie, no duets, no ensembles.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
The ensembles are of a far higher character than the solos, both as regards characterisation and musical execution.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
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