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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A substance which has a pleasant smell when you burn it

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A substance which has a pleasant smell when you burn it. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: to make someone very angry.

Usage examples (35)
  • I could smell incense then saw six hooded monks walk past me chanting.
  • incense filled the room
  • The "incense" is figurative of prayers (Ps 141: 2; Re 8: 3).
  • Copal incense is a part of traditional Maya religious ritual. for more
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  • ''incense" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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