Definitions for ambianceˈæm bi əns; Fr. ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s; -bi ən sɪz; Fr. -ˈbyɑ̃s
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•bi•ance*ˈæm bi əns; Fr. ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s; -bi ən sɪz; Fr. -ˈbyɑ̃s(n.)(pl.)-bi•anc•es; -bi•enc•es
the mood, special quality, or atmosphere of a place, situation, etc.; environment; milieu:
The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
* Syn: See environment.
Origin of ambiance:
1885–90; < F, =ambi(ant) surrounding (MF, also ambient < L; see ambient ) +-ance -ance
atmosphere, ambiance, ambience(noun)
a particular environment or surrounding influence
"there was an atmosphere of excitement"
the atmosphere of an environment
A particular mood or atmosphere of an environment or surrounding influence.
A secondary color of a polygon that becomes more pronounced with shading.
Origin: From ambiance