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Definition of "ambiance" []

  • The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment: "The noir ambience is dominated by low-key lighting . . . and deep shadows, creating feelings of disorientation, loneliness and entrapment” ( UCLA Film/TV Archive). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ambiance" in a sentence
  • "Most of the following hotels are located in downtown Puerto Vallarta, south of the Rio Cuale, where the ambiance is at its best and the beach, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife are within walking distance."
  • "Also, important to note, and adding on the notion that you are paying for service and ambiance, is the high mark-up of alcoholic beverages is partially to offset the slowing of table turnover due to alcohol consumption (but a lot of it is taxes and licenses, a petition at my local brewery against futher increases in tax on serving alcohol suggested that 44% of beer prices are tax in michigan)."
  • "Finding poinsettias for that additional touch of Christmas ambiance is not a problem; after all, poinsettias are indigenous to Mexico and are abundant in Vallarta."