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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aroma mean? 

AROMA (noun)
  The noun AROMA has 2 senses:

1. any property detected by the olfactory system
2. a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  Familiarity information: AROMA used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AROMA (noun)

Sense 1aroma [BACK TO TOP]


Any property detected by the olfactory system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


aroma; odor; olfactory property; smell; odour; scent

Hypernyms ("aroma" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)


odorous (having odor or a characteristic odor)

inodorous; odorless; odourless (having no odor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aroma"):

bouquet; fragrance; fragrancy; redolence; sweetness (a pleasingly sweet olfactory property)

fetidness; foulness; malodorousness; rankness; stinkiness (the attribute of having a strong offensive smell)

muskiness (having the olfactory properties of musk)

rancidness (the property of being rancid)

Sense 2aroma [BACK TO TOP]


A distinctive odor that is pleasant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


fragrance; scent; aroma; perfume

Hypernyms ("aroma" is a kind of...):

odor; odour; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation; smell (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aroma"):

incense (the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned)

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