bou·​quet | \ bō-ˈkā How to pronounce bouquet (audio) , bü- How to pronounce bouquet (audio) \

Definition of bouquet

1a : flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch : nosegay
b : medley a bouquet of songs
3a : a distinctive and characteristic fragrance (as of wine) The wine has a lovely bouquet.
b : a subtle aroma or quality (as of an artistic performance)

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Synonyms for bouquet


bob [Scottish], nosegay, posy

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Examples of bouquet in a Sentence

The bride carried a bouquet of white and red roses. The wine has a lovely bouquet.

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Three people prepare flower table centers that will then systematically be re-used in other bouquets. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "Hidden underground world below French president put on view," 15 Sep. 2018 Woven in with texts academic, poetic and everyday, the sounds rush together in an exuberant bouquet of fragments. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: The Philharmonic Points a Trippy Kaleidoscope at the Past," 25 May 2018 This helpful guide shows how pigments best mix and mingle—in this case, in bouquets. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "4 Ways to Design Colorful Floral Arrangements," 22 Jan. 2018 People has the first photo from the wedding, which shows Dugal in a sleeveless, V-neck white gown by Morilee and carrying a white bouquet, with McCreery wearing a basic black tuxedo. USA TODAY, "'American Idol' Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal," 17 June 2018 And while most brides honor the tradition of throwing the bouquet, Meghan’s floral posy (by Phillippa Craddock) will very likely end up in Westminster Abbey, rather than in the hands of one of her bridesmaids. Erin Hill,, "Harry and Meghan Confirm They Will Uphold a 'Very Important' Tradition Involving the Wedding Dress!," 4 May 2018 April showers bring May flowers, but for celebrity florist Lewis Miller, every month demands a good bouquet. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "How One Celebrity Florist Brings Flowers into the Home for Spring," 19 Mar. 2019 Atop the table is a bouquet of miniature flags, one from every country the boat has visited. Hillary Davis,, "Teak performance: Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival cruises in this weekend," 8 June 2018 This buttermilk pie is sweetened with honey and is a bouquet of edible flowers, which add a robust, earthy spice to the creamy texture. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "A Year of Pie: In Her New Taartwork Cookbook, Brittany Bennett Shares Recipes for Each Season," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bouquet

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bouquet

French, from Middle French, thicket, bunch of flowers, from Old French (Norman-Picard dialect) bosquet thicket, from Old French bosc forest — more at boscage

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English Language Learners Definition of bouquet

: a group of flowers that are picked and often tied together
: a particular and usually pleasant smell of flowers or wine


bou·​quet | \ bō-ˈkā How to pronounce bouquet (audio) , bü-\

Kids Definition of bouquet

: a bunch of flowers

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