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noun aro·ma \ə-ˈrō-mə\

Definition of aroma

  1. 1a :  a distinctive, pervasive, and usually pleasant or savory smell <the aroma of freshly-baked bread>; broadly :  odorb :  the odor of a wine imparted by the grapes from which it is made <The wine has a fruity aroma.>

  2. 2 :  a distinctive quality or atmosphere :  flavor <the sweet aroma of success>

Origin and Etymology of aroma

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


First Known Use: 1788

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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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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