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1. perfume

noun. ['pɝˈfjuːm'] a distinctive odor that is pleasant.

Synonyms

  • olfactory perception
  • scent
  • aroma
  • fragrance
  • incense
  • odour
  • smell
  • odor

Antonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Etymology

  • parfum (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Perfume

  • mcbroom
  • exhume
  • reassume
  • presume
  • maktoum
  • legroom
  • laplume
  • khartoum
  • deblum
  • costume
  • consume
  • resume
  • kaboom
  • entomb
  • abloom
  • vroom
  • plume
  • kume
  • hume
  • groome
  • groom
  • gloom
  • flume
  • crume
  • croom
  • broome
  • broom
  • blume
  • blum
  • bloom

Example sentences of the word perfume


1. Noun, singular or mass
Add a flower and a couple of spritzes of perfume to your hair and it's a party.

2. Verb, past participle
Is perfume really all that important?

3. Adjective
Here are some reasons for why perfume actually is a necessity - besides the fact that it smells nice!

4. Verb, base form
Exposure to perfume, body oils and even the air can cause tarnish.

Quotes containing the word perfume


1. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
- Ann Voskamp

2. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. I have a lucky perfume. I love beautiful smells, but I save one of my favorite perfumes to wear only when I feel like I need some extra luck.
- Gretchen Rubin

2. perfume

noun. ['pɝˈfjuːm'] a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor.

Synonyms

  • patchouly
  • toilet articles
  • patchouli
  • toiletry
  • eau de toilette
  • perfumery
  • essence
  • potpourri
  • rose water
  • cologne
  • eau de cologne
  • pachouli
  • cologne water

Antonyms

  • odorous
  • uglify
  • disqualify
  • disorder

Etymology

  • parfum (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. perfume

verb. ['pɝˈfjuːm'] fill or impregnate with an odor.

Synonyms

  • scent
  • aromatise
  • odorize
  • aromatize

Antonyms

  • deodourise

Etymology

  • parfum (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. perfume

verb. ['pɝˈfjuːm'] apply perfume to.

Synonyms

  • neaten
  • scent

Etymology

  • parfum (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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