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Definition of "aroma" []

  • A quality that can be perceived by the olfactory sense: the aroma of garlic and onions. See Synonyms at smell. (noun)
  • A pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food: the aroma of roses. See Synonyms at fragrance. (noun)
  • A distinctive, intangible quality; an aura: the aroma of success. (noun)
  • A distinctive usually pleasant smell, esp of spices, wines, and plants (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A subtle pervasive quality or atmosphere (noun)

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Use "aroma" in a sentence
  • "(he keeps going on about apples, but the aroma is all sour grape – weird)"
  • "The bad news is that all decaffeination methods remove considerable flavor and aroma from the coffee, which means that in order for the decaf to taste great, the beans chosen for decaffeination need to be stellar."
  • "The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest."