scent·​ed | \ ˈsen-təd How to pronounce scented (audio) \

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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Picture it: You're headed for your first visit to a friend's home, wine or tasteful scented candle in hand, filled with anticipation. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Don't Hang Signs With Dumb Phrases in Your Home," 15 Apr. 2019 Was this the night that Karl’s great friend Princess Caroline of Monaco stood on the stairs, each tread lit with a scented candle, and started reciting Coleridge, perfect to the word? Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers the Unparalleled Energy, Wicked Wit, and Insatiable Curiosity of Karl Lagerfeld," 20 Feb. 2019 Scoop out 1/3 cup scented sugar; cover tightly and set aside (for gilding top). Leah Eskin,, "In debate over butter vs. brown butter, brown butter wins in this lemon bar recipe," 7 June 2018 June Jacobs: Purchase $100 worth of these delightfully scented spa-level products and you'll receive a free Citrus Balm, Loofah Sponge, and a quilted cosmetics case. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "The Best 2018 Labor Day Beauty Sales You Can't Miss," 30 Aug. 2018 Or make your affinity for pickles known throughout your home with an ornament or scented candle. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "I Tried Pickle Chapstick and It’s the Perfect Stocking Stuffer," 13 Nov. 2018 Claim 3: The fragrances in scented candles are seriously harmful to human health. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "Are Your Favorite Candles Slowly Poisoning You?," 26 Dec. 2018 Neon Saltwater has extended elements of these images into the real space of the gallery with architectural décor panels — complete with plastic safety bars — and a party table laden with brightly colored, sweetly scented drinks and treats. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "Artists at Winston Wächter gallery construct enticing ‘Summer Dreams’," 30 July 2018 For women prone to yeast infections, Dr. Dweck recommends avoiding heavily scented personal hygiene products as well as getting out of wet workout clothes and bathing suits immediately. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of scented

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scented was in 1602

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English Language Learners Definition of scented

: having a pleasing smell

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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