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fragrance

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noun fra·grance \ˈfrā-grən(t)s\

Simple Definition of fragrance

  • : a pleasant and usually sweet smell

  • : a perfume or cologne

Full Definition of fragrance

  1. 1 a :  a sweet or delicate odor (as of fresh flowers, pine trees, or perfume) b :  something (as a perfume) compounded to give off a sweet or pleasant odor

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of having a sweet odor

Examples of fragrance

  1. a flower with a lovely fragrance

  2. <the fragrance of lilac trees in full bloom>



1667

First Known Use of fragrance

1667

Synonym Discussion of fragrance

fragrance, perfume, scent, redolence mean a sweet or pleasant odor. fragrance suggests the odors of flowers or other growing things <the fragrance of pine>. perfume may suggest a stronger or heavier odor <the perfume of lilacs>. scent is very close to perfume but of wider application because more neutral in connotation <scent-free soaps>. redolence implies a mixture of fragrant or pungent odors <the redolence of a forest after a rain>.

FRAGRANCE Defined for Kids

fragrance

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noun fra·grance \ˈfrā-grəns\

Definition of fragrance

  1. :  a sweet or pleasant smell





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