sa·​chet sa-ˈshā How to pronounce sachet (audio)
: a small bag or packet
: a small bag containing a perfumed powder or potpourri used to scent clothes and linens
sacheted adjective

Examples of sachet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a sachet of herbs with lavender, rose petals and Himalayan salt hanging in my shower to bring peace and abundance. Emerson Drewes, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 That's why their hydration mixes come in easy-to-use sachets that can be conveniently carried in your jersey pocket or bike bag. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 And Liberty’s Torch ($55) brings a bit of flare to the table, with servers torching a sachet of rosemary and orange tableside, allowing the citrusy smoke to waft into the glass before pouring in the Manhattan. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023 So the men largely taught themselves what types of rock held rich veins, how to set sachets of ammonia explosives and where to drill. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 24 May 2023 Another is selling packages of 50 individual 7g sachets of the sauce for just under $24—and has already made 79 sales. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 30 June 2023 These electrolyte powder sachets not only provide rapid and simple electrolyte replenishment, but also critical vitamins and minerals that boost muscle repair and help fight fatigue. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2023 The use of appropriate alternative materials for single-use products, such as wrappers and sachets – including switching to compostable materials that more easily break down – could reduce plastic pollution by 17%, the report found. Laura Paddison, CNN, 16 May 2023 Deodorizer sprays and fragrance sachets can help further. Talia Ergas, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle French, from Old French, diminutive of sac bag — more at sac

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sachet was in the 15th century

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“Sachet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


sa·​chet sa-ˈshā How to pronounce sachet (audio)
: a small bag containing a perfumed powder for scenting clothes and linens

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