odif·​er·​ous ō-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce odiferous (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This odiferous cocktail, Petro-Eschler said, generates its share of constituent complaints. Holly Mullen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Sep. 2022 His owner brought over a plate of very odiferous tuna. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 14 Sep. 2022 Anyone curious about old Baltimore industrial sites could be frustrated about an odiferous jumble of little streets on the western edge of Fells Point. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 6 Aug. 2022 What eye can trace them, in their varied wanton amorous chaces, bounding and fluttering on the odiferous air! Annie Proulx, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 The next obvious question is how to avoid such an odiferous and financial disappointment. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The sensors, each tuned to a different class of odiferous chemical, are simple too, generating imprecise, rough and ready signals. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 One of the side effects is particularly odiferous gassy emissions; the underwear was a way to make her quality of life just a little bit better. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2018 Galium odoratum owes its sweet scent to the odiferous agent coumarin. Earl Nickel, SFChronicle.com, 8 June 2018 See More

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Word History


by contraction

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of odiferous was in the 15th century

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“Odiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odiferous. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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