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scent

scent

 
 
pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a smell.
Roses have a lovely scent.
synonyms:
fragrance, perfume, smell
similar words:
aroma
definition 2: the smell given off by a person or animal.
Dogs traced the scent of the lost child.
synonyms:
odor, trail
definition 3: a liquid that gives off a pleasant smell; perfume.
I like that scent my mother is wearing.
synonyms:
perfume
definition 4: the sense of smell.
Hunting dogs have a keen scent.
synonyms:
smell
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scented, scenting, scents
definition: to sense something by or as if by using the sense of smell.
The dogs scented the fox.Do you scent trouble?
synonyms:
smell
similar words:
detect, sniff, trace, track, trail, wind
Homophone Note
The words scents, cents, and sense sound alike but have different meanings.
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