scent·​ed | \ˈsen-təd \

Definition of scented 

: having scent: such as

a : having a perfumed smell

b : having the sense of smell

c : having or exhaling an odor

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Examples of scented in a Sentence

a bowl of scented petals used to perfume a room

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Whitefriars is more Modern Irish, with lots of nods to international flavors: Think tandoori chicken, Shepherd’s pie with duck, and eggplant cannelloni for the veg friends, plus standout sides like cheesy cauliflower with tobacco-scented onions. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 2018 One part static control, one part alluring fragrance, Frederic Malle’s lushly scented mist keeps hair fresh all night—even on the dance floor. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 Foolproof Hair Products for a Festive Night Out," 18 Nov. 2018 Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special scented baths before they were retired during the event in an auditorium at the Chief Prosecutor's Office. Joshua Goodman And Manuel Rueda, Fox News, "Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement," 21 Sep. 2018 Her ContraPoints persona is decadent in the mold of Oscar Wilde by way of Weird Twitter: sexily confident and fearlessly indulgent, with orations delivered from plush chairs and scented baths. Katherine Cross, The Verge, "The Oscar Wilde of YouTube fights the alt-right with decadence and seduction," 24 Aug. 2018 The crowded fashion district arcades are bustling with vendors — of clothing, jewelry, T-shirts, churros and scented oils named for celebrities like Rihanna. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Why artist Rafa Esparza led a surreal art parade through the heart of L.A.'s fashion district," 25 June 2018 Reassuring, the new scented candle further explores the mysteries of the heart: if the smell of carnation arouses memories of old lipsticks, touches of jasmine and vanilla picture a tropical landscape. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Lovers of Stickers and Romance," 22 June 2018 Diptyque, now known mostly as a purveyor of sought-after scented candles, was originally founded by three friends as a bazaar-like space selling textiles, toiletries and souvenirs from afar. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The Untold Story Behind Paris’s Most Charming Boutique," 21 June 2018 The flowers are four inches across, layered in soft pink petals and sweetly scented. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "As for beauty and fragrance, the rambler comes up roses," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of scented

1602, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scented

: having a pleasing smell

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