Aroma is the word for a fragrant scent, one that pleases the nose in a way that makes you lick your lips. Unlike its foul-smelling cousin the odor, an aroma smells but never stinks.

  • Pronunciation: /əˈrəumə/
  • English Description: a strong pleasant smell
  • Chinese Translation: 香气(Xiang1 Qi4)
  • Spanish Translation: aroma
  • STORY: Want to know what aromas smell like? Brew a fresh pot of coffee, grill some onions, and fry up a few strips of bacon. Aromas make you drool. You can also use the word to describe things that don't literally smell, yet somehow seem to linger smell-like in the air, like the oppressive aroma of a brutal dictatorship.


  • Top it with a crumbly breadcrumb topping and bake it until its wonderful aroma is simply too much to bear.Los Angeles Times May 4, 2015

  • The wine aromas move to the background, and the complementary fruits take over the palate.

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