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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

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

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

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

I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes.
Brian Eno
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Ambient Translations

ambient in German is Umgebungs-, umgebend, Aussen-