aroma

noun
aro·​ma | \ə-ˈrō-mə \

Definition of aroma 

1a : a distinctive, pervasive, and usually pleasant or savory smell the aroma of freshly-baked bread broadly : odor

b : the odor of a wine imparted by the grapes from which it is made The wine has a fruity aroma.

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for aroma

Synonyms

balm, bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice

Antonyms

reek, stench, stink

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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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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist delivers an enchanting, timeless aroma that will be sure to activate your magickal receptors. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 The fragrance evokes an aroma of old pages from a library book—in the best way possible. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Byredo's Bibliothèque Perfume Is Here to Stay," 3 May 2018 What makes our madeleine unique is the addition of honey, which gives it a sweet flavor and an intoxicating aroma. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: A Honey-Infused Madeleine That Makes For An Elegant Holiday Treat," 14 Nov. 2017 The wine also adds a lovely aroma and flavor to the rice. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Straw-colored, with a slightly yeasty meadow-fresh aroma, the mead is bone dry with hints of citrus and vanilla. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "From ‘Suite Life’ to the Brew of Kings," 19 June 2018 The two common varieties are Kesar and Alphonso, each with its own taste and aroma. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Hops are the flowers which impart beer with most of its aroma and bitterness. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "This Beer Was Developed For Breast Cancer Patients," 9 July 2018 Eataly's Eric Schack took home first place after scoring top marks in tests ranging from aroma and taste to salesmanship and plating. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Chèvre or Harbison? Cheesemongers Weigh In on The Best Cheese to Bring to a Picnic," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of aroma

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for aroma

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

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aroma

noun
aro·​ma | \ə-ˈrō-mə \

Kids Definition of aroma

: a noticeable and pleasant smell

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