A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [am-bee-uh ns; French ahn-byahns]
    • /ˈæm bi əns; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/
    • /ˈæm.bi.əns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [am-bee-uh ns; French ahn-byahns]
    • /ˈæm bi əns; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/

Definitions of ambience word

  • singular noun ambience The ambience of a place is the character and atmosphere that it seems to have. 3
  • noun ambience the atmosphere of a place 3
  • noun ambience a particular setting or its distinctive atmosphere 3
  • abbreviation AMBIENCE ambiance. 1
  • noun plural ambience the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance. 1
  • noun plural ambience that which surrounds or encompasses; environment. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of ambience

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ambience


ambience popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

ambience usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for ambience

noun ambience

  • surroundings — something that surrounds.
  • atmosphere — A planet's atmosphere is the layer of air or other gases around it.
  • climate — The climate of a place is the general weather conditions that are typical of it.
  • medium — a middle state or condition; mean.
  • ambient — The ambient temperature is the temperature of the air above the ground in a particular place.

Top questions with ambience

  • what is ambience?
  • what does ambience mean?
  • how to create ambience?
  • how to pronounce ambience?
  • what is ambience mean?
  • what is ambience in music?
  • what is an ambience?
  • how to spell ambience?
  • how do you spell ambience?
  • what is the definition of ambience?
  • what is the meaning of ambience?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?