Odour - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈoʊdər|  American pronunciation of the word odour
Brit.  |ˈəʊdə|  British pronunciation of the word odour

noun

- the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form (syn: odor, smell)
- any property detected by the olfactory system (syn: aroma, odor, scent, smell)

Examples

A peculiar odour emanated from his clothes.

The odour of hypocrisy hung about everything she said.

The odour clung to the room for hours.

the rank odour of sweat and urine

Word forms

noun
singular: odour
plural: odours
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