aroma

noun
aro·​ma | \ ə-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce aroma (audio) \

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

attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice

Antonyms

fetor, malodor, 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

Examples of aroma in a Sentence

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The aromas were distinctly different, with the rice from Morelos smelling and tasting very similar to that of jasmine rice. Los Angeles Times, "The secret ingredient for making the best horchata," 14 Aug. 2019 These sulfur compounds interact with copper, so dropping a penny in the glass can reduce or eliminate the offending aromas. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Home winemakers go for gold at Oregon State Fair competition," 14 Aug. 2019 The aroma is a balance between subtle corn and malt-like notes with a very slight earthy and spicy hop presence. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you want to know about Braxton Brewing, a craft brewery in Kentucky," 4 Mar. 2018 Montauk Watermelon Session Ale The aroma of Montauk's Watermelon Session Ale is mild and bready with a touch of strawberry that tickles your nose. Fox News, "10 craft beers you need to sip before summer ends," 24 Aug. 2017 Leinenkugel’s Hefeweizen: German-style Hefeweizen has a banana-like aroma and a spicy clove finish. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 That aroma also reminds her of Turkey and its hammam spas. Los Angeles Times, "Hammam Bay Leaf Rice With Soy-Cured Egg Yolks," 24 July 2019 Brewed with Hatch chiles, the smoky and peppery aroma of this brew gives away its true pedigree. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "10 Arizona-made beers you need to be drinking this summer," 18 July 2019 The pale ale has a great hop aroma that excites the palate, like the smoke at a barbecue joint. Eric Velasco, al.com, "8 tasty Birmingham beer and barbecue pairings," 6 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce aroma (audio) \

Kids Definition of aroma

: a noticeable and pleasant smell

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