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whiff
American English: /(h)wɪf/
British English: /wɪf/

Translation of whiff in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (smell)
    olorcillo (masculine)
    (unpleasant) tufillo (masculine)
    olorcillo (masculine)
    I caught a whiff of gas
    percibí or (in Latin America also) sentí un olorcillo or tufillo a gas
    me llegó una ráfaga or vaharada de gas
    Example sentences
    • She climbed in the window with ease and as she approached the stairs she caught a whiff of perfume not belonging to Mrs. Chavez.
    • He caught a whiff of her hair; it smelled like citrus.
    • He heard faint movements, and caught a whiff of perfume.
    Example sentences
    • Plus an unpleasant whiff of effluent as in the previous week's remorseless attacks on Cherie Blair, not for anything she's said or done but for the way she looks.
    • The smell, however, lingered on for a while and despite the baking sunshine, at week's end there still was a whiff of unpleasantness in the air.
    • After all, who hasn't found themselves in the middle of a favourite movie only to catch a whiff of some foul miasma making its way merrily up your nostrils?
  • 2 (sniff) [colloquial]have a whiff of this milk
    huele esta leche
    tómale el olor a esta leche (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • I looked to Cory, who was seated in the front of the boat, holding his fingers to his nose and taking a deep whiff.
    • I stepped into the shop, took a deep whiff of the powerful chocolate and sugar scents, and studied the pastry case.
    • He took a deep whiff of the salty sea air and sighed.

intransitive verb

  • (British English) [colloquial]
    oler mal
    tener mal olor (Latin America)
    (stronger) apestar
    Example sentences
    • As I looked at him a whiff of excrement passed my face, as if it came from his open mouth.

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