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ambient music Line breaks: am¦bi|ent music

Definition of ambient music in English:


[mass noun]
A style of gentle, largely electronic instrumental music with no persistent beat, used to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • Following Eno's dictum that ambient music must be as ‘ignorable as it is interesting’, this music repays pretty much any level of attention you're prepared to give it.
  • Needless to say, Luke leapt at the opportunity, even though he wasn't making ambient music.
  • You may not get to sing along, but this is not ambient music; it is immersive and involving.
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