Definition of ambient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ambient

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈæmbiənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbiənt//
     
    Describing music
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] (specialist) relating to the surrounding area; on all sides ambient temperature/light/conditions
  2. 2(especially of music) creating a relaxed atmosphere a compilation of ambient electronic music soft, ambient lighting See related entries: Describing music
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French ambiant or Latin ambient- ‘going round’, from ambire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambient