sweet-scented

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sweet-scented having a natural fragrance "odoriferous spices","the odorous air of the orchard","the perfumed air of June","scented flowers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sweet-scented Having a sweet scent or smell; fragrant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sweet-scented Having a sweet smell; fragrant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sweet-scented having a sweet smell
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. hēdys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.

Usage

In literature:

The scent of the wild thyme, which she could never again disentangle from thoughts of the Sahara, was very sweet, even insistent.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The cool evening wind filled the place with sweet, pine-scented air.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
A faint scent as of sweet grasses reached them from the shore.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Below them were drifts of sweet-scented narcissi.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
The fairies bring the sweet scents with them.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
The air was sweet with the scent of it.
"The Letter of the Contract" by Basil King
Eight of the most beautiful among them carried the coffin, which was covered with sweet-scented flowers.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
The sweet scent from a beanfield beside the road caused me to linger one summer morning in a gateway under the elms.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
There is the refined sensual intake when a scent is sweet.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Wholesome and sweet she looked and smelled, the scent of the cooking round her.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
They say that from thy hairless ingles, O sweet-scented bridegroom, thou canst scarce abstain: but abstain thou!
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The earth above them they had found covered with green, and scented with sweet-smelling flowers.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
The great hospital looked bare and grim, the smell of iodoform was more repellent than ever, after the sweet scents of the country.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The sweet-scented flowers of spring were bursting out from many a bush, and encumbering the ground around me.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
That Youth's sweet-scented Manuscript should close!
"Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl" by Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
A sweet scent filled the air, and from the woods in the center of the isle came the song of tropical birds.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Once the breeze shifted to bring them the fresh, sweet scent of growing things and urge them to come closer.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Barker declared that it was a sweet scent, such as he had never smelt before.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
We had traveled in search of verdant meadows, brawling streams and sweet-scented woods.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
The air was sweet with many scents and the fresh sea breeze.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Mine is the time of foliage,
When hills and valleys teem
With buds and vines sweet scented,
All clothed in glowing green.
"June" by Mary Weston Fordham
I found thee, like the eglantine,
Sweet, simple, and apart;
And, from that hour, thy smile hath been
The flower that scents my heart.
"A Wild Rose" by Alfred Austin
Tho' th' pooasies i' paradise growin
For Adam, wor scented soa sweet,
He ne'er thank'd 'em for odour bestowin,
He trampled 'em under his feet.
"Bless 'em!" by John Hartley
The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
"Love and Friendship" by Emily Jane Bronte
The leaves are many under my feet,
And drift one way.
Their scent of death is weary and sweet.
A flight of them is in the grey
Where sky and forest meet.
"In Autumn" by Alice Meynell
What use the scented Roses, or the azure of the sky?
They are sweet when Love reposes, but then he had to die.
What could I do in leaving you, but ask you to forget,--
I suffered, too, in grieving you; I all but loved you yet.
""Love Lightly"" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Green apple, grapefruit, rosemary and coriander The scent: Sweet and zesty.
But what SoHo lacks in sweet street scents, it makes up for in spirit.
Lathyrus 'Villa Roma Scarlet' by Hem Genetics 'Villa Roma Scarlet' is an exciting new busy-type sweet pea with vivid scaralet-red, sweet-scenting blooms.
It's the sweet scent of a butter cream candle lit by DC Inspirations host Lorna Newton.
Every man loves the sweet scent of barbecue.
With all the buzz about the re-launch of Tuff Scent , I couldn't help but dig out my Wicked Sweet Collection from Color Club.
The yummy- scented polishes remain sweet-smelling for days after applying—subtle, but still there.
Spring's rosy makeup and rose-infused scents aren't just prettily packaged—they'll also leave you looking radiant and smelling sweet.
Although we usually prefer to save sweets where they belong (in the pantry or in our tummy), here's one candy-scented beauty product we can actually use.
And a drizzle of sweet sugary icing makes this cinnamon-scented fall coffee cake truly transcendent.
Even the stink of scandal couldn't keep Bill Clinton from the sweet scent of flowers … Gennifer Flowers.
Stroll the fields and enjoy the sweet scent of lavender wafting on the breeze.
Soap maker enjoys holidays' sweet scent.
With their flamboyant and sweetly scented blooms, Oriental lilies definitely draw consumers' attention in garden centers.
We love this candle's cute tin and how it transforms an office cubicle or hotel room with a sweet scent.
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