Definition of fragrance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfreɪɡrəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪɡrəns//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a pleasant smell The bath oil comes in various fragrances. The flowers are chosen for their delicate fragrance.
  2. 2[countable] a liquid that you put on your skin in order to make yourself smell nice synonym perfume an exciting new fragrance from Dior They are about to launch their first fragrance for men. See related entries: Departments in stores
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, or from Latin fragrantia, from fragrare ‘smell sweet’.Extra examples The fragrance of lavender filled the room. This perfume has a light, fresh fragrance. fruits full of exquisite fragrance and flavour The bath oils come in various fragrances. The fragrance of wood smoke drifted through the village.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fragrance