what is difference between fragrance and perfume
Borrowed from French fragrance, from Latin fragrantia. See fragrant.
- enPR: frāʹ-grəns, IPA(key): /ˈfɹeɪɡɹəns/
fragrance (countable and uncountable, plural fragrances)
- A pleasant smell or odour.
- (pleasant smell): aroma
fragrance (third-person singular simple present fragrances, present participle fragrancing, simple past and past participle fragranced)
- (transitive) To apply a fragrance to; to perfume.
Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin fragrantia, from fragrō, fragrāre. Related to flairer, which was inherited.
- IPA(key): /fʁa.ɡʁɑ̃s/
fragrance f (plural fragrances)
- a fragrance, a pleasurable smell
- “fragrance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Borrowed from Middle French parfum. Doublet of parfum.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɜːfjuːm/
- (US) pûr’fyo͞om”, IPA(key): /ˈpɝfjuːm/ or enPR: pər-fyoo͞m’, IPA(key): /pɚˈfjuːm/
- (General American):
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈpɚfjuːm/
- (verb) IPA(key): /pɚˈfjuːm/
perfume (countable and uncountable, plural perfumes)
- A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor
- Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
- A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.
- (pleasant smell): aroma, fragrance, scent
- (substance providing a pleasant smell): fragrance, scent
- acoustic perfume
perfume (third-person singular simple present perfumes, present participle perfuming, simple past and past participle perfumed)
- (transitive) To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
- perfume in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
From Old Occitan perfum.
- Hyphenation: per‧fu‧me
perfume m (plural perfumes)
- perfume (substance providing a pleasant smell)
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of perfumar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of perfumar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of perfumar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of perfumar
Nominal of perfumar
- IPA(key): /peɾˈfume/, [peɾˈfu.me]
perfume m (plural perfumes)
- Synonyms: olor, aroma, fragancia
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perfumar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perfumar.