perfume Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “perfume” in the English Dictionary

"perfume" in British English

See all translations

perfumenoun

uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/ us   /pɝːˈfjuːm/
A2 [C or U] a liquid with a pleasant smell, usually made from oils taken from flowers or spices and often used on the skin: What perfume are you wearing? She adores French perfume.
[U] a pleasant natural smell: The perfume of the roses filled the room.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

perfume
verb [T] uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/ us   /ˈpɝː.fjuːm/
In the evening, the flowers perfume the air.
(Definition of perfume from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perfume" in American English

See all translations

perfumenoun [C/U]

us   /ˈpɜr·fjum, pərˈfjum/
a liquid produced and sold for its strong, pleasant smell, often used on the skin: [U] She put a few drops of perfume on the back of her neck.
(Definition of perfume from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perfume”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic عِطْر…
in Malaysian mengharumkan…
in French embaumer…
in Russian духи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香水, 香味,芳香…
in Italian profumo…
in Turkish parfüm, güzel koku…
in Polish perfumy…
in Spanish perfumar…
in Vietnamese tỏa hương…
in Portuguese perfume…
in Thai ส่งกลิ่นหอม…
in German mit Duft erfüllen…
in Catalan perfum…
in Japanese 香水…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香水, 香味,芳香…
in Indonesian mengharumkan…
What is the pronunciation of perfume?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“perfume” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More