perfume

See also: perfumé

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French parfum. Doublet of parfum.

PronunciationEdit

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈpɚfjuːm/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /pɚˈfjuːm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: (US, General American) -uːm

NounEdit

perfume (countable and uncountable, plural perfumes)

  1. A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “Afterglow”, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326, page 168:
      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.
  2. A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.

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VerbEdit

perfume (third-person singular simple present perfumes, present participle perfuming, simple past and past participle perfumed)

  1. (transitive) To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan perfum.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: per‧fu‧me

NounEdit

perfume m (plural perfumes)

  1. perfume (substance providing a pleasant smell)

VerbEdit

perfume

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of perfumar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of perfumar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of perfumar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of perfumar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ perfume” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Nominal of perfumar

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /peɾˈfume/, [peɾˈfu.me]

NounEdit

perfume m (plural perfumes)

  1. perfume
    Synonyms: olor, aroma, fragancia

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VerbEdit

perfume

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perfumar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perfumar.

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