Meaning of ensemble

en•sem•ble

Pronunciation: (än-säm'bul, -sämb' Fr. än-sän'bl&supschwa), [key]
— pl. -sem•bles
  1. all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole.
  2. the entire costume of an individual, esp. when all the parts are in harmony: She was wearing a beautiful ensemble by one of the French designers.
  3. a set of furniture.
  4. a string ensemble.
    1. the united performance of an entire group of singers, musicians, etc.
    2. the group so performing:a string ensemble.
  5. a group of supporting entertainers, as actors, dancers, and singers, in a theatrical production.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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