a pleasant, noticeable smell the aroma of fresh coffee A delicious aroma was coming from the kitchen. Word Origin Middle English (usually in the plural denoting fragrant plants or spices): via Latin from Greek arōma
‘spice’.Extra examples As soon as I opened the front door I smelled the distinctive aroma of fresh coffee. I immediately smelled the distinctive aroma of fresh coffee. The aroma of fresh baking wafted through the air. The pungent aroma of hay and horse manure filled his nostrils. The room was filled with a strong aroma of woodsmoke. the mouth-watering aroma of prawns cooked in garlic A satisfying aroma of eggs and bacon came from the kitchen. This is a light wine with a delicate aroma.