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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambiance mean? 

  The noun AMBIANCE has 2 senses:

1. a particular environment or surrounding influence
2. the atmosphere of an environment

  Familiarity information: AMBIANCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1ambiance [BACK TO TOP]


A particular environment or surrounding influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


ambiance; ambience; atmosphere

Context example:

there was an atmosphere of excitement

Hypernyms ("ambiance" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambiance"):

genius loci (the special atmosphere of a place)

gloom; gloominess; glumness (an atmosphere of depression and melancholy)

miasm; miasma (an unwholesome atmosphere)

feel; feeling; flavor; flavour; look; smell; spirit; tone (the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people)

vibe; vibration (a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively)

Sense 2ambiance [BACK TO TOP]


The atmosphere of an environment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


ambiance; ambience

Hypernyms ("ambiance" is a kind of...):

environment; environs; surround; surroundings (the area in which something exists or lives)

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