Definition of smelly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɛli/

adjective (smellier, smelliest)

Having a strong or unpleasant smell: smelly feet
More example sentences
  • This month Jacquie loses her luggage, and deals with the problem of team members with smelly feet
  • Meanwhile, others take bags full of clothes and end up sweaty, smelly and dishevelled.
  • For weeks, the residents and passing pedestrians have had to put up with dozens of smelly rubbish bags lying around.
off, gamy, high;
musty, fusty;
British  frowsty;
West Indian  fresh
informal stinky, reeky
British informal niffing, niffy, pongy, whiffy, humming
North American informal funky
literary noisome, mephitic



Pronunciation: /ˈsmɛlɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • I smell because I have damp jeans on (airing cupboards don't work!) and the smelliness of the house is now transferring on to me.
  • There was a thread awhile back in which someone said putting a dryer sheet inside each sandal, and then storing them in a plastic bag overnight, will get rid of the smelliness, and it does indeed work for me.

Words that rhyme with smelly

belly, Botticelli, casus belli, Corelli, Delhi, deli, Ellie, Grappelli, jelly, Kelly, lamellae, Machiavelli, Mahaweli, Schiaparelli, Shelley, shelly, tagliatelle, telly, Torricelli, vermicelli, welly, Zeffirelli

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