[ frey-gruhnt ]
/ ˈfreɪ grənt /


having a pleasant scent or aroma; sweet-smelling; sweet-scented: a fragrant rose.
delightful; pleasant: fragrant memories.

Origin of fragrant

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin frāgrant- (stem of frāgrāns), present participle of frāgrāre to smell sweet

Related forms

Can be confused

flagrant fragrant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fragrant


/ (ˈfreɪɡrənt) /


having a pleasant or sweet smell

Derived Forms

fragrantly, adverb

Word Origin for fragrant

C15: from Latin frāgrāns, from frāgrāre to emit a smell
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