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odoriferous Syllabification: o·dor·if·er·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌōdəˈrifərəs/

Definition of odoriferous in English:


Having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant or distinctive one: spicily concocted with odoriferous herbs an odoriferous pile of fish remains
More example sentences
  • And he was turned out into the street like an odoriferous dog.
  • Fill your empty backpack with a freshly baked baguette, a fine, odoriferous fromage, a bottle of red, some fruit and you're good to go.
  • To shower I have to step through the odoriferous scum floating in the water.


Late Middle English: from Latin odorifer 'odor-bearing' + -ous.



Pronunciation: /ˌōdəˈrif(ə)rəslē/
Example sentences
  • There's something odiferously cheesy about tribute bands.
  • An odiferously active molecule wafts into the nose and into the proximity of the nasal epithelium.

Words that rhyme with odoriferous

carboniferous, coniferous, cruciferous, melliferous, pestiferous, somniferous, splendiferous, umbelliferous, vociferous

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