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Tout ensemble   /taʊt ɑnsˈɑmbəl/   Listen
Tout ensemble

An assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole.  Synonym: ensemble.
A total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts.

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"Tout ensemble" Quotes from Famous Books

... child—albeit eighteen, and quite a woman in her way—Anita approved of this adventurer as she had never approved of men, or man, before. His great height, his long, sweeping arms, moving expansively as he illustrated this or that incident, his silver spurs, his loose-jointed "tout ensemble," so to speak, combined with an eloquent though puzzling manner of speech, fascinated her. Warmed to his work, and forgetful of his employer's caution in regard to certain plans having to do with the water-hole ranch, Sundown ...
— Sundown Slim • Henry Hubert Knibbs

... actually growing; and the catching lights were thrown in such a manner as to make every distant object successively distinct. After a couple of hours survey, we took leave of the ancient Glanum Livii, convinced that we had as yet seen nothing more perfect in its way than their tout ensemble, when combined ...
— Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone - Made During the Year 1819 • John Hughes

... totality, integrity; totalness &c adj.^; entirety, ensemble, collectiveness^; unity &c 87; completeness &c 52; indivisibility, indiscerptibility^; integration, embodiment; integer. all, the whole, total, aggregate, one and all, gross amount, sum, sum total, tout ensemble, length and breadth of, Alpha and Omega, be all and end all; complex, complexus^; lock stock and barrel. bulk, mass, lump, tissue, staple, body, compages^; trunk, torso, bole, hull, hulk, skeleton greater part, major part, best part, principal part, main part; essential part &c (importance) 642; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Tout ensemble" :   effect, artistic creation, collection, all in all, art, aggregation, artistic production, impression, on the whole, assemblage, accumulation, ensemble

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