Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

fragrance

[frey-gruh ns]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the quality of being fragrant; a sweet or pleasing scent.
  2. perfume, cologne, toilet water, or the like.

Origin of fragrance

1660–70; < French < Late Latin frāgrantia. See fragrant, -ance

Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
See perfume.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fragrance

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • It was easy enough, by looking toward the left, to see where the fragrance came from.

  • It was to the girl as if the fragrance were twining and winding about her and impelling her like leashes.

  • The night wind was balmy, and there was a fragrance of cedar in its breath.

  • The smell of earth and grass after the heavy shower was like the fragrance of tea roses.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • She lifted it out, and the fragrance of an Eastern wood filled all the room.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for fragrance

fragrance

fragrancy

noun plural -grances or -grancies
  1. a pleasant or sweet odour; scent; perfume
  2. the state of being fragrant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fragrance

n.

1660s, from French fragrance or directly from Late Latin fragrantia, from fragrantem (see fragrant).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.