fragrance


fra·grance

noun \ˈfrā-grən(t)s\

: a pleasant and usually sweet smell

: a perfume or cologne

Full Definition of FRAGRANCE

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
:  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>

First Known Use of FRAGRANCE

1667

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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>.

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