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Definition of Ambient


  1. Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.
  2. Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient.

Ambient Quotations

When I first started out, I was making really slow, psychedelic ambient music because it was all I could do.

In England and Europe, we have this huge music called ambient - ambient techno, ambient house, ambient hip-hop, ambient this, ambient that.
Brian Eno

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening.
Richard Blackmore

My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
Andy Summers

When I first started making ambient music, I was setting up systems using synthesizers that generated pulses more or less randomly. The end result is a kind of music that continuously changes. Of course, until computers came along, all I could actually present of that work was a piece of its output.
Brian Eno
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Ambient Translations

ambient in German is Umgebungs-, umgebend, Aussen-