bouquet

noun
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

Synonyms

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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As part of the ceremony, six or eight parents were recognized for having done a lot of volunteering at the school over the years and were given small bouquets of flowers, delivered by their kids. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Gran's money request strains family," 17 July 2019 As part of the ceremony, six or eight parents were recognized for having done a lot of volunteering at the school over the years and were given small bouquets of flowers, delivered by their kids. Amy Dickinson, BostonGlobe.com, "Toxic grandma strains family by asking for money," 17 July 2019 Photographers caught her in another cute exchange with two young attendees who appeared to be giving her a bouquet of flowers for her birthday. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Had a Sweet Moment With the Queen at Easter Service," 21 Apr. 2019 One of them flaunted the badges on his sleeve before she was given a bouquet of welcome flowers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears a J.Crew Sweater and Combat Boots for an Outdoor Event," 28 Mar. 2019 Putin warmly greeted the bride, giving her a beautiful bouquet of yellow and white flowers, according to Russian state news agency Tass. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day," 18 Aug. 2018 The insider says Sebastian, 5, even gave Swift a bouquet, adding that the two women became close after Rose was supportive of her through her feud with Kanye West, Rose’s ex. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Julia Roberts Snaps Star-Studded Selfie at Taylor Swift Show: It Was an 'Amazing Time,' Says Source," 20 May 2018 During a series of encores, high- and middle-brow fused when Murray was given a bouquet — obligatory for triumphant opera divas — and then pulled a Bruce Springsteen, dashing out into the audience, tossing them every which way. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Bill Murray's odd variety show gets a big Philly ovation," 5 Apr. 2018 As part of the ceremony, six or eight parents were recognized for having done a lot of volunteering at the school over the years and were given small bouquets of flowers, delivered by their kids. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Toxic gram strains family by asking for money," 18 July 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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The first known use of bouquet was in 1701

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bouquet

noun

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

bouquet

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

Kids Definition of bouquet

: a bunch of flowers

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