Smell - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- any property detected by the olfactory system (syn: aroma, odor, odour, scent)
- the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people (syn: feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, spirit, tone)
- the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents (syn: olfaction)
- the act of perceiving the odor of something (syn: smelling)
- emit an odor
- smell bad
- have an element suggestive (of something) (syn: reek, smack)
- become aware of not through the senses but instinctively (syn: sense)
She leaned over and smelled the flowers.
I have a cold right now so I can't smell.
I can't smell anything because I'm so stuffed up.
I could smell dinner cooking.
I think I smell gas.
This car smells like mold.
Can't you smell the profits?
Dogs have a keen sense of smell.
Add only a smell of garlic.
The sharks will smell blood.
I could smell alcohol on his breath.
He smelt danger.
His breath smelt of garlic.
The air was filled with the smell of flowers.
There's a delicious smell coming from the kitchen.
present participle: smelling
past tense: smelled or smelt
past participle: smelled or smelt