fragrance

noun
fra·​grance | \ ˈfrā-grən(t)s How to pronounce fragrance (audio) \

Definition of fragrance

1a : a sweet or delicate odor (as of fresh flowers, pine trees, or perfume)
b : something (such as a perfume) compounded to give off a sweet or pleasant odor
2 : the quality or state of having a sweet odor

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Synonyms & Antonyms for fragrance

Synonyms

aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice

Antonyms

fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

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fragrance, perfume, scent, redolence mean a sweet or pleasant odor. fragrance suggests the odors of flowers or other growing things. the fragrance of pine perfume may suggest a stronger or heavier odor. the perfume of lilacs scent is very close to perfume but of wider application because more neutral in connotation. scent-free soaps redolence implies a mixture of fragrant or pungent odors. the redolence of a forest after a rain

Examples of fragrance in a Sentence

a flower with a lovely fragrance the fragrance of lilac trees in full bloom

Recent Examples on the Web

Even fragrance from natural sources can cause reactions. Good Housekeeping, "The Real Meaning of Clean Beauty, According to Scientists," 11 Apr. 2019 And, Law notes, people love these stunning blooms' heady fragrance. Carly Orleach, Woman's Day, "How to Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer," 15 Feb. 2019 The candles are made with essential oils and soy wax, and contain no synthetic fragrance. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "5 locally made home finds to spruce up your fall décor," 10 Sep. 2018 Officers were dispatched at 1:09 p.m. A loss prevention agent told police Isip was observed selecting women’s fragrances from displays. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Norridge and Harwood Heights police reports," 29 June 2018 Some of the chemicals, known as esters and ketones, are typically used in the flavoring and fragrance industries, while others are used in food processing and incorporated in cleaning products. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milorganite mystery: Homegrown fertilizer's new scent has officials sleuthing to identify source of change," 30 Apr. 2018 Growing up in Tel Aviv, Shapiro's parents owned a natural cosmetics company, and fragrance always found its way into her life in one way or another. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This "Visual Perfume" Infuses Body Art with Fine Fragrance," 21 Mar. 2019 The brand's Happy perfume will now come in six fragrances as part of a line called My Happy. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Clinique Announced the August Launch of New Beauty Products," 3 Aug. 2018 The German Maier might have been logo-averse, but his stamp was evident in all product categories, from ready-to-wear to fragrance. Vogue, "Tomas Maier Spent 17 Years at Bottega Veneta, Here’s How Vogue Documented Them," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of fragrance

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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fragrance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fragrance

: a pleasant and usually sweet smell
: a perfume or cologne

fragrance

noun
fra·​grance | \ ˈfrā-grəns How to pronounce fragrance (audio) \

Kids Definition of fragrance

: a sweet or pleasant smell

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