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aroma

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aroma

  1. 1 a sweet or pleasant smell I love the aroma of bread baking in the oven Synonyms of aroma fragrance, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spiceWords Related to aroma essence, odorAntonyms of aroma fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

  2. 2 the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose the ripe aroma of a sweatshirt that's in dire need of laundering Synonyms of aroma smell, odor, redolence, scent, sniffWords Related to aroma whiff; attar (also otto), bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, perfume; ambrosia, lusciousness, savor (also savour), savoriness, spice, tang; acridness, fetidness, fetor, foulness, funk, gaminess, malodor, noisomeness, rancidity, rankness, reek, stench, stink; aromaticity, odoriferousness, odorousness; incense, musk

  3. 3 a special quality or impression associated with something the aroma of wealth and privilege that pervades the manicured confines of the country club Synonyms of aroma air, ambience (or ambiance), aura, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, nimbus, note, odor, patina, smell, temper, vibration(s)Words Related to aroma aureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone

Synonym Discussion of aroma

smell, scent, odor, aroma mean the quality that makes a thing perceptible to the olfactory sense. smell implies solely the sensation without suggestion of quality or character.
    • an odd smell permeated the room
scent applies to the characteristic smell given off by a substance, an animal, or a plant.
    • the scent of lilacs
odor may imply a stronger or more readily distinguished scent or it may be equivalent to smell.
    • a cheese with a strong odor
aroma suggests a somewhat penetrating usually pleasant odor.
    • the aroma of freshly ground coffee


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