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ambiance

am·bi·ance (am·bi·ence)

ambiance (ambience)

 
pronunciation:
aem bi ns [or] am bi ans
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the distinctive character or mood of an environment; atmosphere.
The restaurant creates a relaxing ambiance with its soft lighting.
synonyms:
air, atmosphere, character, color, feel, mood
similar words:
cast, climate, feeling, flavor, setting, spirit, temper, tone, vibrations
definition 2: environment; surroundings.
She'd been fearful of going away to college, but she blossomed in this new ambiance.
synonyms:
environment, milieu, setting, surroundings
similar words:
circumstances, context, situation
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