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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: ensemble 'together', from Latin insimul 'at the same time'

ensemble

noun
     
en‧sem‧ble
1 [countable also + plural verb] British EnglishAPM a small group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together regularly
ensemble of
an ensemble of Mexican artistes
2 [countable usually singular] a set of things that go together to form a whole
3 [countable usually singular]DCC a set of clothes that are worn together:
an attractive ensemble
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