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aroma

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noun aro·ma \ə-ˈrō-mə\

Simple Definition of aroma

  • : a noticeable and usually pleasant smell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aroma

  1. 1 a :  a distinctive pervasive and usually pleasant or savory smell; broadly :  odor b :  the odor of a wine imparted by the grapes from which it is made

  2. 2 :  a distinctive quality or atmosphere :  flavor <the aroma of enjoyment — Stella D. Gibbons>

Examples of aroma in a sentence

  1. the aroma of fresh-baked bread

  2. The wine has a fruity aroma.



Origin and Etymology of aroma

Middle English aromat spice, from Anglo-French, from Latin aromat-, aroma, from Greek arōmat-, arōma


First Known Use: 1796

Synonym Discussion of aroma

smell, scent, odor, aroma mean the quality that makes a thing perceptible to the olfactory sense. smell implies solely the sensation without suggestion of quality or character <an odd smell permeated the room>. scent applies to the characteristic smell given off by a substance, an animal, or a plant <the scent of lilacs>. odor may imply a stronger or more readily distinguished scent or it may be equivalent to smell <a cheese with a strong odor>. aroma suggests a somewhat penetrating usually pleasant odor <the aroma of freshly ground coffee>.

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Rhymes with aroma


AROMA Defined for Kids

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noun aro·ma \ə-ˈrō-mə\

Definition of aroma for Students

  1. :  a noticeable and pleasant smell





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