tout ensemble

[ too tahn-sahn-bluh ]
/ tu tɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə /

adverb French.

all together.


the assemblage of parts or details, as in a work of art, considered as forming a whole; the ensemble. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tout ensemble

  • The tout-ensemble is smart, weird, pleasing and eminently suitable for a Drury Lane pantomime.

    Life and sport in China|Oliver G. Ready
  • Altogether, his tout-ensemble was what the Captain styled “more ship-shape.”

    Rivers of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
  • The western front of the cathedral, represented in plate fifty-one, offers a tout-ensemble of the most imposing character.

British Dictionary definitions for tout ensemble

tout ensemble

/ French (tut ɑ̃sɑ̃blə) /


everything considered; all in all


the total impression or effect
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