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at·mos·phere

atmosphere

 
 
pronunciation:
aet ms fir
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the gases surrounding the earth or other similar objects in outer space.
Humans can breathe because of the special atmosphere around the planet Earth.
 
definition 2: the air of a particular place.
The atmosphere is stuffy in the basement.
similar words:
air
definition 3: a feeling or mood created by a particular place or a work of art.
The party decorations gave the room a cheerful atmosphere.
similar words:
tone
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The word atmosphere contains the following part:
spher, -sphere Greek root that means ball