ensemble ensemble  /ɑn ˈsɑm bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a group of musicians playing or singing together
  2. (n) a cast other than the principals
  3. (n) the chorus of a ballet company
  4. (n) an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
  5. (n) a coordinated outfit (set of clothing)

Usage(s):

  1. Choosing an elegant, optimistic yellow, Michelle Obama begins her term as First Lady wearing an ensemble by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo.
  2. Its roster of supporting characters is as broad, delightful and well-drawn as any ensemble drama's.
  3. In a band room, 21 members of the jazz ensemble are rehearsing Soul Bossa Nova with plenty of heart and impressive intonation, in preparation for a concert downtown.

News

  1. Village honors Vernon Hills High School wind ensemble

    Vernon Hills officials have bestowed a major honor upon the Vernon Hills High School wind ensemble. The 51-member ensemble earned a rare distinction as an Illinois SuperState Honor Band in their division for the third consecutive year. To get a glimpse of the award-winning ensemble, roughly 15 members are set to perform at the July 4 parade.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Vernon Hills Review

  2. Review: Utah Wind Symphony proves to be a serious ensemble

    Review: Utah Wind Symphony proves to be a serious ensemble by Rebecca Howard Special To The Tribune Published Jun 14, 2013 09:37AM MDT The Utah Wind Symphony finished its third concert season this week with the world premiere of Alex Weston’s “The Loud Calligraphy of Lightning.” An ambitious new ensemble, the Utah Wind Symphony should be commended for commissioning and performing new works ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. HartBeat Ensemble To Present Music In Carriage House Theater

    Bargain alert! Hartford's Hartbeat Ensemble will be presenting a free music series at the theater company's new home base at the Carriage House Theater on 360 Farmington Ave.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

Quotes

  1. "Paul was a member of the ensemble more than anything else," Hanks said. "He didn't care about the hierarchy, but he was a guy, quite frankly, who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize."
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Tom Hanks Source: Washington Post

  2. "Actually, this is a J. Crew ensemble," the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told comedian Jay Leno on Monday on his talk show.
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I definitely like an ensemble like this more," says Cook. "I love that I got to work with Alec, Kate and Jason on this movie. These people bring a high caliber of talent to the table. I frequently get to live that writer-director-actor role...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Dane Cook Source: FOXNews

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