smelly

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adjective \ˈsme-lē\

Definition of smelly

smellier

smelliest

  1. :  having a smell; especially :  malodorous <smelly socks>

Examples of smelly in a sentence

  1. I don't like smelly cheese.

  2. <your smelly sneakers are enough to raise the dead>

1862

First Known Use of smelly

1862


SMELLY Defined for English Language Learners

smelly

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adjective \ˈsme-lē\

Definition of smelly for English Language Learners

  • : having a bad smell


SMELLY Defined for Kids

smelly

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adjective \ˈsme-lē\

Definition of smelly for Students

smellier

smelliest

  1. :  having an odor and especially a bad odor <smelly sneakers>



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