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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And yes, that is the Hawks mascot waiting just behind them to surprise Ka’Oir with a bouquet of flowers, because Gucci Mane truly thinks of everything. Julia Emmanuele,, "10 Times Celebs Popped The Question on Camera," 24 June 2019 Now, his fatal accident is remembered with bouquets of flowers at the site. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "How one fateful night has helped shape Michigan's Jordan Brewer," 17 June 2019 Walker crowned her successor at the Wright Center on Saturday and presented her with a bouquet of roses. Mary Colurso |,, "Miss Alabama 2019: Tiara Pennington, Miss University of Alabama, takes the crown," 8 June 2019 The girls' photographs were on display with a bouquet of orange roses set on a table under the park's small pavilion. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley event looks to raise awareness of 'staggering' gun violence in America," 7 June 2019 Kim Jong Un was dressed in a black suit and a bow tie and was presented with bouquets of flowers. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "‘Great Successor’ book excerpt: Kim Jong Un’s gilded boyhood of chefs, travel and lessons on ruthless rule," 6 June 2019 There are succulent gardens, succulent pillows, succulent bouquets and even succulent candles ready and available for the plant-lover to purchase. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Buy Succulents in Every Color of the Rainbow," 25 Mar. 2019 Skid marks, bouquets and pink investigator’s paint marked the walls where the crash began. Linda Trischitta,, "Witness calls crash that killed two on busy Lauderdale boulevard 'tragic'," 10 May 2018 For a few dollars more, customers can get accoutrements such as Bluetooth speakers, board games and flower bouquets. Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Newest Camping Adventure: During the Day and in the City," 18 June 2019

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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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