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Definition of "ensemble" []

  • A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially: (noun)
  • A coordinated outfit or costume. (noun)
  • A coordinated set of furniture. (noun)
  • A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together: an improvisational theater ensemble; a woodwind ensemble. (noun)
  • Music A work for two or more vocalists or instrumentalists. (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 "ensemble" in a sentence
  • "We're happy to have here here in Portland, but, alas, the name of our ensemble is the Oregon Symphony - the Portland Symphony is located northeast of your location!"
  • "He's so thrilled that he actually uses the word "ensemble.""
  • "With the result that the tout ensemble is looking unusually tidy – not that that makes much difference to the vegetables."