noun, plural am·bi·anc·es [am-bee-uh n-siz; French ahnbyahns] /ˈæm bi ən sɪz; French ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s/.

  1. the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
  2. that which surrounds or encompasses; environment.

1923, a reborrowing of the French form of ambience, used in art writing as a term meaning “atmospheric effect of an arrangement” (see ambient).

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