cologne

noun
co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce cologne (audio) \

Definition of cologne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a perfumed liquid composed of alcohol and fragrant oils
2 : a cream or paste of cologne sometimes formed into a semisolid stick

Cologne

geographical name
Co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce Cologne (audio) \
variants: or German Köln \ ˈkœln How to pronounce Cologne (audio) \

Definition of Cologne (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Rhine River in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany population 1,005,775

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Other Words from cologne

Noun

cologned \ kə-​ˈlōnd How to pronounce Cologne (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cologne in a Sentence

Noun She put on some cologne and combed her hair. a TV commercial for men's cologne TV commercials for men's colognes.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His client, Kenneth Humphrey, now 66, is accused of entering the apartment of a 79-year-old man who lived in the same building in May 2017, threatening to put a pillowcase over his head and stealing $5 and a bottle of cologne. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "California Supreme Court takes a step toward abolishing cash bail at hearing," 5 Jan. 2021 This cologne is fruity, sweet and, as the name suggests, built around clementines from California. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "46 beauty products you should honestly just gift yourself," 24 Nov. 2020 Even after it's melted into the skin, the smell remains like a perfume or cologne, which was the exact goal. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Michelle Pfeiffer Wants Your Whole Life to Smell Like Henry Rose," 26 Oct. 2020 Before getting out of his car, Jordan Kennedy reached for the small blue vial of cologne and dabbed a little on. cincinnati.com, "Help support quality local journalism like this.," 10 Dec. 2020 This cologne is fruity, sweet and, as the name suggests, built around clementines from California. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "46 beauty products you should honestly just gift yourself," 24 Nov. 2020 Carolina said her father has always been a very clean man who showers every morning, brushes his hair and puts on cologne. Miranda Cyr, USA TODAY, "New Mexico nurse tends to her own father as he battles COVID-19 in ICU: 'He's our anchor'," 2 Dec. 2020 Especially wanted: headphones, smartphone cases, cologne and perfume and sports equipment. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, "Harbor House looking for holiday heroes for domestic-violence survivors," 27 Nov. 2020 This cologne is fruity, sweet and, as the name suggests, built around clementines from California. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "46 beauty products you should honestly just gift yourself," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cologne

Noun

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cologne

Noun

Cologne, Germany

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The first known use of cologne was in 1832

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Cologne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cologne. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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cologne

noun
How to pronounce Cologne (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cologne

: a liquid that has a light, pleasant smell and that people put on their skin : a light kind of perfume that does not have a strong smell

cologne

noun
co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce cologne (audio) \

Kids Definition of cologne

: a perfumed liquid made up of alcohol and fragrant oils

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