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ambient

am·bi·ent

ambient

 
pronunciation:
aem bi nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: surrounding or encompassing.
The ambient temperature is low enough to affect the operation of computers.
definition 2: of music, characterized by sound and pattern rather than distinct notes of melody or rhythmic structure.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a type of instrumental music characterized by patterns of sound rather than melodic form or rhythmic structure, and which can be explicitly listened to or serve as background or atmospheric sound.
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