Ensemble meaning

ŏn-sŏmbəl
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The definition of an ensemble is two or more people or things that function together as a whole.

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.

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A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially:
  • A coordinated outfit or costume.
  • A coordinated set of furniture.
  • A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together.
    An improvisational theater ensemble; a woodwind ensemble.
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A group of separate things that contribute to a coordinated whole.
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All the parts considered as a whole; total effect.
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A whole costume, esp. one of matching or complementary articles of dress.
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A coordinated costume or outfit; a suit.
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​a group of musicians, dancers, actors, etc who perform together; e.g. the chorus of a ballet company.
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(music) A piece for several instrumentalists or vocalists.
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Origin of ensemble

  • French from Old French together from Late Latin īnsimul at the same time in- intensive pref. in–2 simul at the same time sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ensemble.

    From Wiktionary