fragrant

adjective fra·grant \ ˈfrā-grənt \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of fragrant

: having a sweet or pleasant smell

fragrantly

adverb

Examples of fragrant in a Sentence

  1. The soup was fragrant with herbs and spices.

  2. the balsam fir is a favorite as a Christmas tree because it is so fragrant

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Origin and Etymology of fragrant

Middle English, from Latin fragrant-, fragrans, from present participle of fragrare to be fragrant

Synonym Discussion of fragrant

odorous, fragrant, redolent, aromatic mean emitting and diffusing scent. odorous applies to whatever has a strong distinctive smell whether pleasant or unpleasant.
    • odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped
fragrant applies to things (such as flowers or spices) with sweet or agreeable odors.
    • a fragrant rose
redolent applies usually to a place or thing impregnated with odors.
    • the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes
aromatic applies to things emitting pungent often fresh odors.
    • an aromatic blend of tobaccos

FRAGRANT Defined for English Language Learners

fragrant

adjective

Definition of fragrant for English Language Learners

  • : having a pleasant and usually sweet smell


FRAGRANT Defined for Kids

fragrant

adjective fra·grant \ ˈfrā-grənt \

Definition of fragrant for Students

: sweet or pleasant in smell

fragrantly

adverb


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