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Definition of the noun ambience

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noun - plural: ambiences

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


  1. "Ambience" is The Lambrettas' second album. Unlike their first album Beat Boys In The Jet Age it was never a success. The band had tried to move on from their Mod sound but failed to attract a wider audience. The album includes singles "Good Times" and "Decent Town".
  2. "ambience" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Ambience" is a musical single of Aina More.
  4. "Ambience" is a musical album of B. Greg Colburn Jr..
  5. "Ambience" is a musical EP of SIENNÁ.


Ambience: In filmmaking, ambience consists of the sounds of a given location or space. It is the opposite of "silence." This term is often confused with presence.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambience

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Google previewRendering with mental ray® (2013)

by Thomas Driemeyer

ambience is a multiplier for the ambient color. The idea is that ambient and diffuse color can be derived from the same subshader result (a texture mapper, for example) and the ambient brightness can be reduced to avoid losing the effect of ...

Google previewPhotography (2001)

by Bruce Warren

High ambience means the surtoundings contain highly reflective or light-colored surfaces: more reflected environmental light will reach the shadows, producing lower contrast. Low ambience means datk-colored surtoundings producing less ...

Google previewTextiles Technology (2001)

by Alex McArthur, Carolyn Etchells, Tristram Shepard

Interior Spaces Ambience is the total effect achieved by everything on the ship, including the furnishings and fittings and uniforms. Harmony is achieved when all the different parts adapt well to each other to create ...

Google previewTales from the Yoga Studio (2010)

A Novel by Rain Mitchell

The corporate ambience is a little off- ...

Google previewThe Art of Digital Audio Recording (2011)

A Practical Guide for Home and Studio by Steve Savage

In contrast, many orchestral recordings are made primarily using microphones at some distance from the orchestra, and the room ambience is a major portion of the sound that is captured along with the direct sound from the instruments.

Google previewAgainst Ambience and Other Essays (2016)

by Seth Kim-Cohen

Ambience is an artistic mode of passivity. Its politics, that is, the kind of relation it fosters with the world in which it exists, is content to let other events and entities wash over it, unperturbed. Ambience offers no resistance. However, it is not viable ...

Google previewSound for Film and Television (2012)

by Tomlinson Holman

Ambience is a separately built soundtrack, selected by sound-effects editors. Ambience is artificial presence in the sense that it provides a “space” that wasn't there during shooting. Ambience most typically consists of more or less continuous ...

Google previewFrance Bed and Breakfast (2001)

by Hunter Publishing

The ambience is that of a dinner party in the home of a friend.

Google previewCities of Words (2005)

Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life by Stanley Cavell

ambience is that no one in it spoke for philosophy. The only contemporary American philosopher with the charisma to compete with these cultural icons was John Dewey, and it is no easier to imagine a conversation around that Algonquin ...

Google previewThe Poetics of Rock (2001)

Cutting Tracks, Making Records by Albin J. Zak III

AMBIENCE Multiple echoes produced by sound reflecting randomly off of surfaces in an enclosed space accumulate to form an aural image known as ambience, or reverb. While echo is a literal replication, ambience is the acoustic context of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

With various supernatural events, stigmata, and other mystical appearances, the film provides a strong mystical ambience and a mystical biography of the spiritual educations of both characters; its attempt to provide a mystical experience is ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Interior Design (2014)

by Mark Hinchman

ambience. lighting. or. ambient. lighting. bouillotte shade / box spring bowtell or boutell A round. Alhambra A citadel and palace, a masterpiece of 13th— century Spanish—Moslem art, near Granada in Spain, be— gun in 1248 and enlarged in ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychotherapy (2014)

by Sue Walrond-Skinner

describes ambience as the provision of the aura of a healing temple . Privacy, structure, consistency and appropriate material circumstances allcontribute to the provision of a setting which is conducive to the execution of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

vibevibe n ambience, atmosphere, mood, the latest news. A shortening ofvibrations popular in the hippy era, vibe was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1994)

Volume 14 - Productivity and Software Maintenance: A Managerial Perspective to Relative Addressing by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The cultural ambience of the organization in which the project is being designed and ...

Google previewDictionary of Television and Audiovisual Terminology (1998)

by Moshe Moshkovitz

AM see amplitude modulation ambience Audio background noise typical to a certain environment, sometimes referred to as “room tone.” Usually a mixture of sounds and reverberations. Ambience is characteristic to every room, hall, studio or ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

ambience, n. Add: 2. Audio. The acoustic quality of a particular environment, as reproduced in a recording; spec. a sense of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

AMBIENCE). In sound recording, the environment in the recording studio or hall, and likewise the acoustic conditions in the playback room. Ambiance, in contrast to ambient sounds, may be incorporated (intentionally or not) in the recorded ...

Google previewDictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

consul, embassy ambienceambience /mbiəns/ noun the character and atmosphere surrounding a place The new landlord has given the pub afriendly ambience. '...come and enjoy the ...

Google previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

also altarpiece although although although alumnis alusion aluvial alwasy alwyas amatuer amature ambiance ambiant ambience Amercia amendmant amke amking ammass ammend ammended ammendment ammenity ammount amonst ...

Google previewThe Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2002)

by Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore

Even the lowliest diner has its particular ambience. ambuscade (ahm-büs-KAHD) [French, from Portuguese] An ambush.

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

altostratus ambience anemometer ambience A feature of the environment that is 12 Geography: Page ...

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But that's fine, because I like to have control of the ambience. (Harold Budd)
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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