odorous

adjective odor·ous \ ˈō-də-rəs \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of odorous

:having an odor: such as

odorously

adverb

odorousness

noun

Examples of odorous in a Sentence

  1. Odorous cheeses need to be tightly wrapped.

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First Known Use of odorous

15th century

Synonym Discussion of odorous

odorous, fragrant, redolent, aromatic mean emitting and diffusing scent. odorous applies to whatever has a strong distinctive smell whether pleasant or unpleasant.
    • odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped
fragrant applies to things (such as flowers or spices) with sweet or agreeable odors.
    • a fragrant rose
redolent applies usually to a place or thing impregnated with odors.
    • the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes
aromatic applies to things emitting pungent often fresh odors.
    • an aromatic blend of tobaccos

ODOROUS Defined for English Language Learners

odorous

adjective

Definition of odorous for English Language Learners

  • : having a strong smell


Medical Dictionary

odorous

adjective odor·ous \ ˈōd-ə-rəs \

medical Definition of odorous

:having an odor: as
a :having a sweet or pleasant odor
b :having a bad odor

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