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chypre Line breaks: chy¦pre
Pronunciation: /ʃiːpr(ə)/

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Definition of chypre in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A heady perfume made from sandalwood.
Example sentences
  • Part of the chypre family, it is quietly magnetic at first.
  • Based on a woody, mossy, floral accord, which can include leathery or fruity notes as well, chypre perfumes have a rich and lingering scent.
  • This formula is for a modified chypre perfume with a peach top note.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, literally 'Cyprus', perhaps where it was first made.

Words that rhyme with chypre

Ypres

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