The definition of an ensemble is two or more people or things that function together as a whole.noun
- An example of an ensemble is a string quartet.
- An example of an ensemble is a group of actors in a play.
- An example of asn ensemble is a coordinated outfit that someone is wearing.
- all the parts considered as a whole; total effect
- a whole costume, esp. one of matching or complementary articles of dress
- a company of actors, dancers, etc., or all but the featured stars
- their performance together
- a small group of musicians playing or singing together
- the instruments or voices constituting such a group
- the performance together of such a group, or of all the members of an orchestra, chorus, etc.
Origin: Fr < OFr, together < L insimul, at the same time < in-, in + simul, at the same time: see same
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- A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially:a. A coordinated outfit or costume.b. A coordinated set of furniture.c. A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together: an improvisational theater ensemble; a woodwind ensemble.
- Music a. A work for two or more vocalists or instrumentalists.b. The performance of such a work.
Origin: French, from Old French, together, from Late Latin īnsimul, at the same time : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + simul, at the same time; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.