fragrance

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noun fra·grance \ˈfrā-grən(t)s\

Definition of fragrance

  1. 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. 2 :  the quality or state of having a sweet odor

Examples of fragrance in a Sentence

  1. a flower with a lovely fragrance

  2. the fragrance of lilac trees in full bloom

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First Known Use of fragrance

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Synonym Discussion of fragrance

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

FRAGRANCE Defined for English Language Learners

fragrance

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Definition of fragrance for English Language Learners

  • : a pleasant and usually sweet smell

  • : a perfume or cologne


FRAGRANCE Defined for Kids

fragrance

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noun fra·grance \ˈfrā-grəns\

Definition of fragrance for Students

  1. :  a sweet or pleasant smell



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