Incense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪnsens|  American pronunciation of the word incense
Brit.  |ˈɪnsɛns|  British pronunciation of the word incense


- a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
- the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned


- perfume especially with a censer (syn: cense, thurify)
- make furious (syn: exasperate, infuriate)


...the heavenly incense of spring flowers...

...count on the office manager to spread the incense whenever there's a visiting VIP from the head office...

She was incensed at / by his behaviour.

a church filled with the smell of incense

Spectators were incensed by the referee's decision.

Incense is often burned in their religious rites.

the pure fragrance of churchly incense

Word forms

I/you/we/they: incense
he/she/it: incenses
present participle: incensing
past tense: incensed
past participle: incensed
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