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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Examples of bouquet in a Sentence

The bride carried a bouquet of white and red roses. The wine has a lovely bouquet.
Recent Examples on the Web Locklear took a photo of her daughter's framed picture, which had a 2020 pink graduation cap tassel affixed over the top and was positioned next to a bouquet of matching pink flowers. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Heather Locklear Celebrates Daughter Ava's 23rd Birthday: 'My Favorite Person Ever'," 4 Oct. 2020 After attending a wedding of some friends at the beginning of the film, stuffed-shirt Brad and bouquet-catching Janet croon their love and devotion to each other – and get engaged! Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' turns 45: Every song in the midnight movie musical, ranked," 25 Sep. 2020 Similarly, white baby’s breath may appear in Day of the Dead arrangements, often for its cloud-like clusters that lend an ethereal aura to a bouquet. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, "The Most Common Day of the Dead Flowers and Their Meanings," 24 Sep. 2020 At its shareholder meeting this summer, an investor, Huang Hsueh-fen, approached the microphone hugging a giant bouquet. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides," 1 Oct. 2020 Twitter has a consistent flow of tweets leading to an Instagram page about the Detroit Flower Company, with followers dropping hints to people to purchase a bouquet for them. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Young entrepreneur finds the right formula to grow Detroit Flower Company," 24 Sep. 2020 Cardi shared a clip of the gift on her Instagram Story, panning over the huge orange, purple, yellow, white, and green bouquet (which, coinicidentally, matched Cardi's metallic purple nails). Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Lizzo Sent Cardi B the Sweetest Gift After News Broke of Her Divorce from Offset," 17 Sep. 2020 Perry also received an all-white flower bouquet from Beyoncé as a welcome gift to the New Mom Club, which would make for a rather beautiful tradition to celebrate other incoming mothers. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Which Artist Would You Want to Send You a Baby Gift? Vote!," 14 Sep. 2020 Reverend Anthony Ball and Toby Wright, son of the Reverend Paul Wright, who brought Beatrice's wedding bouquet straight from the wedding in Windsor. Simon Perry,, "Princess Beatrice's Wedding Dress (Borrowed from the Queen!) Will Be Displayed at Windsor," 7 Sep. 2020

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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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20 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bouquet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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