fragrant

adjective
fra·​grant | \ ˈfrā-grənt How to pronounce fragrant (audio) \

Definition of fragrant

: having a sweet or pleasant smell

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Other Words from fragrant

fragrantly adverb

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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

Examples of fragrant in a Sentence

The soup was fragrant with herbs and spices. the balsam fir is a favorite as a Christmas tree because it is so fragrant
Recent Examples on the Web All have shiny green evergreen foliage and fragrant, showy blooms. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Backyard fruit trees in San Antonio: What you need to know," 9 Jan. 2020 That’s when the pie is at its most glorious, served straight from the oven, fragrant and warm. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A seafood pie for the feast," 20 Dec. 2019 Pho is fast food made with considerable care: long-simmered, consomme-clear, fragrant-with-star-anise beef noodle soup. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 17 Dec. 2019 Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until fragrant and golden. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: For the Jewish New Year menu, saute kale with sweet and sour flavors - The Boston Globe," 24 Sep. 2019 Our Test Kitchen loves the incredibly fragrant and responsibly-harvested products from Heilala Vanilla, which come from the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "What is Vanilla (And Why Is It Sooo Expensive)?," 24 Dec. 2019 That’s when the pie is at its most glorious, served straight from the oven, fragrant and warm. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A seafood pie for the feast," 20 Dec. 2019 That’s when the pie is at its most glorious, served straight from the oven, fragrant and warm. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Seafood Pie for the Feast," 13 Dec. 2019 Daffodils sitting on a windowsill against a backdrop of white snow make a fragrant and pretty midwinter scene. NBC News, "Bring spring indoors early — very early — by forcing bulbs," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fragrant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fragrant

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

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The first known use of fragrant was in the 15th century

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12 Jan 2020

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“Fragrant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fragrant?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=fragra03. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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fragrant

adjective
How to pronounce fragrant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fragrant

: having a pleasant and usually sweet smell

fragrant

adjective
fra·​grant | \ ˈfrā-grənt How to pronounce fragrant (audio) \

Kids Definition of fragrant

: sweet or pleasant in smell

Other Words from fragrant

fragrantly adverb

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