Definition of odoriferous in English:


Line breaks: odor|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs


Having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant one: an odoriferous pile of fish
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 'odour-bearing' + -ous.



More 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.

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