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Line breaks: fra|grance
Pronunciation: /ˈfreɪɡr(ə)ns

Definition of fragrance in English:


1A pleasant, sweet smell: the fragrance of fresh-ground coffee [mass noun]: the bushes fill the air with fragrance
More example sentences
  • He answers that he was compared to a sweet smelling fragrance that stays in the corner of a room and does not spread.
  • It has a pleasant, sweet fragrance and is lightly laced, ruffled and fluted pale pink.
  • He put his nose closer and smelt it, nodding at the pleasant fragrance.
1.1A perfume or aftershave: our fine selection of classic fragrances for men and women [mass noun]: men who don’t customarily wear fragrance
More example sentences
  • For many, the use of fragrances like perfume, cologne, after-shave or scented lotion is a personal choice affecting only the user.
  • The young man wore fine garments, was perfumed with fragrances and surrounded by musicians and attendants who ministered to his every need.
  • His father had been fascinated by the chemical bases of scents, particularly the floral fragrances used in making perfumes, and he often worked in a home laboratory.


mid 17th century: from French, or from Latin fragrantia, from fragrare 'smell sweet'.



Example sentences
  • In addition, fragranced candles have becomes more readily-available to consumers.
  • They all were fragranced with a different flower scent.
  • Even those with no asthmatic history may begin to have attacks after becoming ‘sensitized’ to the chemicals in fragranced products.

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