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1A distinctive, typically pleasant smell.‘the tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee’
smell, odour, fragrance, scent, perfume, whiff, redolence, tang, savour, bouquet, noseView synonyms
- ‘She lit up and Geoffrey could smell the pungent aroma of what he guessed must be Marijuana.’
- ‘I could smell the sweet aroma of honeydew trees wafting softly on the gentle breeze.’
- ‘It was stuffed with something soft that rustled and smelt pleasant: a potpourri aroma.’
- ‘On the nose, it has strong, fragrant aromas of gooseberry and lime, supported by searingly fresh acidity on the palate.’
- ‘Katrina could smell the aroma of pasta sauce and hear the sizzling of the greasy pan.’
- ‘Eugenol, which is also present in cinnamon, is the substance which gives cloves their distinctive aroma.’
- ‘Looking around the town's square he could smell the wonderful aroma of bread and meats being prepared for the night.’
- ‘As we arrived, we could smell the aromas of the food outside the house.’
- ‘The aroma of the fresh coffee could be smelled half way down the street, says Muriel.’
- ‘Remember that if you smoke in your home or have pets, you may not be able to smell a lingering aroma but your buyer can.’
- ‘Residents can smell the aromas of sizzling bacon and fresh-brewed coffee from down the hall before they ever see their meal.’
- ‘Intoxicating smells of chilli, chocolate and cooking tortillas mingle with the less pleasant aromas of fish and meat.’
- ‘Simple things such as clean windows, fresh flowers in a vase and pleasant aromas can make a world of difference.’
- ‘The malt's bouquet slowly presents a range of dry, tantalizing aromas, including nuts, honey and grain.’
- ‘Since both saffron and turmeric have quite strong, distinctive aromas, it should be easy to discern one from the other.’
- ‘You can feel the romance, you can hear the waiters shout impatiently in their own language and you can smell the sweet aromas of Italian fare.’
- ‘I'm about to have my tea, the pleasant aromas of which are tickling my nose as I type.’
- ‘There is nothing better first thing in the morning than the aroma of a fresh mug of coffee.’
- ‘A pleasant aroma wafted into the air and there were smiling faces all around.’
- ‘The air smelled of cotton candy and popcorn, the fresh and tantalizing aromas of childhood.’
- 1.1 A subtle, pervasive quality or atmosphere.‘the aroma of officialdom’
- ‘Police checked the area, finding only the usual ambient aroma of free-floating malaise.’
- ‘It is an era of, an aroma of, an aura of some mesmerizing music performance.’
Middle English (usually in the plural denoting fragrant plants or spices): via Latin from Greek arōma ‘spice’.
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