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tout ensemble

[too tahn-sahn-bluh] /tu tɑ̃ˈsɑ̃ blə/
adverb, French.
1.
all together.
noun
2.
the assemblage of parts or details, as in a work of art, considered as forming a whole; the ensemble.
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  • Altogether, his tout-ensemble was what the Captain styled “more ship-shape.”

    Rivers of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • The tout-ensemble is smart, weird, pleasing and eminently suitable for a Drury Lane pantomime.

    Life and sport in China Oliver G. Ready
  • 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

/tut ɑ̃sɑ̃blə/
adverb
1.
everything considered; all in all
noun
2.
the total impression or effect
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