Pronunciation: (än-säm'bul, -sämb'; Fr. än-sän'blu),[key] —n., —pl.-sem•blesPronunciation: (-säm'bulz, -sämbz'; Fr. -sän'blu).[key] 1. all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole.
2. the entire costume of an individual, esp. when all the parts are in harmony: She was wearing a beautiful ensemble by one of the French designers. 3. a set of furniture.
4. Music. a. the united performance of an entire group of singers, musicians, etc.
b. the group so performing: a string ensemble. 5. a group of supporting entertainers, as actors, dancers, and singers, in a theatrical production.