easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!       
easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!

easy-Speak Training



 Remember me

I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE

My Communication


Need to ask a question?

HelpNeed to ask a question? - or could you help and answer questions?

Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 14th August 2022
Archive | Previous word | Today's word | Next word

attar (noun) AT-ar

A heavily fragrant essential oil, prepared mainly from the damask rose.

The perfume name White Linen trades on our liking for clear smells, as the increasing number of shampoos and lotions that are transparent in transparent bottles advertise themselves as pure and crystalline. But inside they smell of heavy things - frangipani, lilies, attar of roses, overripe fruit.

A. S. Byatt, in Sightlines (eds. P. D. James and Harriet Harvey Wood. Amazon

Most are planted with herbs that need a more gritty soil than this garden can provide, currently a woody dome of dark-leaved thyme, an Eastern mint that I use for absinthe-coloured tea, which has got a bit leggy, two attar-of-rose geraniums whose hairy leaves you cannot help but crush and sniff as you pass, and two large aubergine plants.

Nigel Slater, The Observer, 23 October 2005. The Observer

The Wend, sightless and mute, knew the proper smells and bodily utterances of his man and the circular echoes of the apartment so well that on reaching it he could hear the books that had been moved from their right places, and his sapient nostrils at once discerned the intrusive brackish smell of river water and a faint ribbon of some rank attar in the air.

Michael Chabon, Gentleman of the Road. Amazon

Join the Contributors | Suggestions & Comment | Link to us | Grammarian's Print

Toastmaster Automation v2.20 - Sponsored by Malcolm Warden   © 2005-21 MalW

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23 16:00)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs with the cooperation of Toastmasters International. It is only available to Toastmasters clubs.