Adjective "Aroma" definition and examples

(Aroma may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrəʊmə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A distinctive, typically pleasant smell.
  1. 'I could smell the sweet aroma of honeydew trees wafting softly on the gentle breeze.'
  2. 'Katrina could smell the aroma of pasta sauce and hear the sizzling of the greasy pan.'
  3. 'Residents can smell the aromas of sizzling bacon and fresh-brewed coffee from down the hall before they ever see their meal.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'On the nose, it has strong, fragrant aromas of gooseberry and lime, supported by searingly fresh acidity on the palate.'
  6. 'It was stuffed with something soft that rustled and smelt pleasant: a potpourri aroma.'
  7. 'Eugenol, which is also present in cinnamon, is the substance which gives cloves their distinctive aroma.'
  8. 'The aroma of the fresh coffee could be smelled half way down the street, says Muriel.'
  9. 'A pleasant aroma wafted into the air and there were smiling faces all around.'
  10. 'She lit up and Geoffrey could smell the pungent aroma of what he guessed must be Marijuana.'
  11. 'the aroma of officialdom'
  12. 'Police checked the area, finding only the usual ambient aroma of free-floating malaise.'

More definitions

noun

1. an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor; fragrance.

2. (of wines and spirits) the odor or bouquet.

3. a pervasive characteristic or quality.

Origin

(aroma)Middle English (usually in the plural denoting fragrant plants or spices): via Latin from Greek arōma ‘spice’.