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



    BrE BrE//ɒnˈsɒmbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːnˈsɑːmbl//
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  1. 1[countable + singular or plural verb] a small group of musicians, dancers or actors who perform together a brass/wind/string, etc. ensemble The ensemble is/are based in Lyons.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (formal) a number of things considered as a group
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] a set of clothes that are worn together A pair of pink shoes completed her striking ensemble.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (formerly as an adverb meaning ‘at the same time’): from French, based on Latin insimul, from in- ‘in’ + simul ‘at the same time’. The noun dates from the mid 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ensemble