scent·​ed ˈsen-təd How to pronounce scented (audio)
: having scent: such as
: having a perfumed smell
: having the sense of smell
: having or exhaling an odor

Examples of scented in a Sentence

a bowl of scented petals used to perfume a room
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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scented was in 1602

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“Scented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: having scent
especially : filled with perfume

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