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foul-smelling Syllabification: foul-smell·ing

Definition of foul-smelling in English:


Having an extremely unpleasant smell: foul-smelling breath
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  • Throughout the region, pristine beaches, bustling towns and breathtaking blue waters were turned into brown, foul-smelling, debris-strewn places of death.
  • The boats are launched after being towed by ancient and foul-smelling tractors.
  • Environmental health officers have launched an investigation after a shopper bought "foul-smelling" chickens from a York store.

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