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ambience

[am-bee-uh ns; French ahn-byahns] /ˈæm bi əns; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/
noun, plural ambiences
[am-bee-uh n-siz; French ahn-byahns] /ˈæm bi ən sɪz; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/ (Show IPA)
1.
Origin of ambience
1885-1890
1885-90
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ambience

/ˈæmbɪəns; French ɑ̃bjɑ̃s/
noun
1.
the atmosphere of a place
Word Origin
C19: from French ambiance, from ambiant surrounding; see ambient
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Word Origin and History for ambience
n.

1797, from French ambiance (see ambient). Cf. ambiance.

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