Definition of odorous in English:


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


Having or giving off an odour: a dark and odorous cave
More example sentences
  • I am not sure if all dumps are this smelly - I know that all dumps are odorous - but it was stinky.
  • But what happens to these odorous, spring-laden behemoths?
  • According to the manufacturer, newater is clearer, less odorous and less bacterial than the water people get from the Public Utilities Board.
informal stinky
British informal pongy, whiffy, niffy, niffing
North American informal funky
literary noisome, mephitic
fragrant, scented, perfumed, aromatic, balmy, tangy, redolent


late Middle English: from Latin odorus 'fragrant' (from odor 'odour') + -ous.



More example sentences
  • With all its wishy-washy platitudes and sweeping generalizations, there was a general theme wafting odorously from the ill-conceived ballot.
  • We selected ethylbenzene and 2-butanone for exposure because ethylbenzene is more odorously effective than 2-butanone.

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