Definition of ambience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also ambiance) noun
BrE BrE//ˈæmbiəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbiəns//
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the character and atmosphere of a place the relaxed ambience of the city low lighting for added ambience The gentle colour scheme creates a relaxing ambience. The new building is in keeping with the general ambience of the estate. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from ambient + -ence, or from French ambiance, from ambiant ‘surrounding’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambience