Ambiance



the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu:
The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
that which surrounds or encompasses; environment.
Contemporary Examples

Summerville captures this ambiance with a mix of ready-to-wear couture pieces and original creations.
The ‘Catching Fire’ Costume Designer Talks the Dark Turn in ‘Hunger Games’ Fashion Amy Zimmerman November 21, 2013

The ambiance is almost asexual as rockabilly and Motown play in the background.
Women, It’s Time to Reclaim Our Breasts Emily Shire September 8, 2014

Kyoto, Japan, is one of my favorite places for the refinement of the food and the ambiance of the city.
Fresh Picks Laurent Gras August 31, 2009

Instead, the writers had to rely on visual cues and ambiance.
Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed Melissa Leon December 24, 2014

Yet as jazz disappears from the mainstream culture, it dominates the ambiance at eateries, and especially coffee shops.
Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love Ted Gioia June 14, 2014

It is two blocks away from our apartment in New York and has the ambiance of a Sunday night diner with simple and great food.
Fresh Picks Laurent Gras August 31, 2009

n.

1923, a reborrowing of the French form of ambience, used in art writing as a term meaning “atmospheric effect of an arrangement” (see ambient).

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