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ˈfreɪ grəntfra·grant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fragrantadjective



  1. fragrantadjective

    Sweet-smelling; having a pleasant (usually strong) scent or fragrance.

  2. Etymology: From fragrans, present active participle of fragro.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRAGRANTadjective

    Odorous; sweet of smell.

    Etymology: fragrans, Latin.

    The nymph vouchsaf’d to place
    Upon her head the various wreath:
    The flow’rs, less blooming than her face;
    Their scent, less fragrant than her breath. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragrantadjective

    affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume


  1. Fragrant

    Fragrant is an unincorporated community located in Grayson County, Kentucky, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fragrant

    frā′grant, adj. sweet-scented.—ns. Frā′grance, Frā′grancy, pleasantness of smell or perfume: sweet or grateful influence.—adv. Frā′grantly.—n. Frā′grantness. [Fr.,—L. fragrans, -antis, pr.p. of fragrāre, to smell.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fragrant

    Having a smell that is pleasing to the senses.

    The roses had a fragrant smell which she loved to smell as she came into the room.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fragrant in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Most people suffer in life because they ruin and sacrifice a certain beautiful today, for a hope of an uncertain glorious tomorrow. If today you destroy a potential seed, how will it flower tomorrow sow and nurture all the seeds today and MickeyMize your life! Share this with as many for a fragrant world.

  2. Sir Francis Bacon, Of Adversity:

    Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.

  3. Sren Aaby Kierkegaard:

    If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    No matter how beautiful and fragrant the rose stays, it naturally blooms between the thorns, which no one embraces the thorny rose. Similarly, no matter how lovely can be a family head, but its old trend principles and self-restricted thoughts certainly cause a bitter, even poisonous atmosphere.

  5. Francis Bacon:

    Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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