ensemble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ensemble (plural ensembles)

  1. A group of separate things that contribute to a coordinated whole.
  2. (fashion) A coordinated costume or outfit; a suit.
  3. (collective) A group of musicians, dancers, actors, etc who perform together; e.g. the chorus of a ballet company.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      On paper, Continental Drift boasts a jaw-dropping voice cast, including but not limited to Jennifer Lopez, Patrick Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Alan Tudyk. But in practice, the overstuffed ensemble leaves the cast no room to distinguish themselves, and directors Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier don’t seem interested in coaxing performances that might render their money stars less identifiable.
  4. (music) A piece for several instrumentalists or vocalists.
  5. (mathematics, physics) A probability distribution for the state of the system.
  6. (machine learning) A supervised learning algorithm combining multiple hypotheses.

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Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

ensemble (third-person singular simple present ensembles, present participle ensembling, simple past and past participle ensembled)

  1. To put together in a coordinated whole.
    • 1908, Ohio State Board of Agriculture, Annual Report - Volume 62[1], page 969:
      Landscape gardening or landscape architecture is the art that seeks the production of the most beautiful landscape effects, ensembling the various objects of interest into a grand whole and harmonious unit.
  2. (music) To perform in a musical ensemble.

Further reading[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑnˈsɑm.blə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: en‧sem‧ble

Noun[edit]

ensemble n (plural ensembles, diminutive ensembletje n)

  1. ensemble
  2. ensemble (group of musicians)
  3. (theater) troupe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insimul, a variant of simul[1] See also Italian insieme, Catalan ensems.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ensemble

  1. together
    Synonym: en commun
    Antonyms: séparément, tout seul
    • 2018, Zaz, Nos vies
      Pour sûr que l'on est bien ensemble.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Noun[edit]

ensemble m (plural ensembles)

  1. A coming together of elements forming a whole, a unified or interrelated group; ensemble, set, grouping, aggregate, collection, body
    La jurisprudence désigne l'ensemble des décisions de justice relatives à une question juridique donnée.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    La langue d'oïl est considérée, selon la vision traditionnelle de la linguistique romane, comme une seule et même langue, qui correspond principalement à un ensemble de dialectes d'oïl répartis historiquement autour de Paris.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. an outfit (a set of articles of clothing)
  3. (mathematics) a set
  4. (music) an ensemble

Usage notes[edit]

When the subject of the verb is the collective noun ensemble followed by a predicate complement, the verb usually agrees with ensemble. In this case, the focus lies on the collective whole referred to by ensemble.
Though less common, it is not considered incorrect for the verb to agree with the grammatically plural predicate complement. In this case, the focus shifts to the individual elements of the collective whole. Plural agreement is more common with the indefinite article un modifying ensemble (i.e. un ensemble).[2]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse
  2. ^ Banque de dépannage linguistique

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble, from Late Latin insimul.

Noun[edit]

ensemble n (definite singular ensemblet, indefinite plural ensembler, definite plural ensembla or ensemblene)

  1. an ensemble

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble, from Late Latin insimul.

Noun[edit]

ensemble n (definite singular ensemblet, indefinite plural ensemble, definite plural ensembla)

  1. an ensemble

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin in simul

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /en.ˈsem.blə/, (later) /an.ˈsam.blə/

Adverb[edit]

ensemble

  1. together

Descendants[edit]


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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French ensemble.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ensemble m inan

  1. (music, theater) Alternative spelling of ansambl.

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Related terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • ensemble in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ensemble in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French ensemble.

Noun[edit]

ensemble m (plural ensembles)

  1. ensemble (a coordinated costume or outfit)
  2. ensemble (a group of artists who perform together)
    Synonym: conjunto
  3. (music) ensemble (a piece for several musicians)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble.

Noun[edit]

ensemble m (plural ensembles)

  1. ensemble

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ensemble.

Noun[edit]

ensemble c

  1. ensemble; a coordinated costume or outfit; a suite
  2. ensemble; a group of musicians, dancers etc who perform together; the chorus of a ballet company
  3. (music) ensemble; a piece for several instrumentalists or vocalists

Declension[edit]

Declension of ensemble 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ensemble ensemblen ensembler ensemblerna
Genitive ensembles ensemblens ensemblers ensemblernas

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