Pronunciation: (am'bē-uns; Fr. än-byäns'), [key]
—pl. -bi•anc•esPronunciation: (-bē-un-siz; Fr. -byäns'). [key]
1. the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
2. that which surrounds or encompasses; environment. Also,ambience.
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