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See definition of smell on Dictionary.com
  • nounodor
  • verbperceive with the nose
  • verbhave an odor

synonyms for smell

  • aroma
  • bouquet
  • flavor
  • perfume
  • scent
  • stench
  • stink
  • trace
  • whiff
  • emanation
  • essence
  • fragrance
  • incense
  • redolence
  • savor
  • spice
  • tang
  • trail
See also synonyms for: smelled / smelling / smells / smelt / unsmelling
  • breathe
  • detect
  • inhale
  • sniff
  • discover
  • find
  • identify
  • nose
  • scent
  • snuff
  • get a whiff

antonyms for smell

MOST RELEVANT
  • odor
  • perfume
  • stink
  • sweetness
  • blandness
  • dullness
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    How to use smell in a sentence

    “If there’s smell, it means that somehow air has been transported to where it shouldn’t go,” Morawska said in an interview.
    SCIENTISTS FOUND CORONAVIRUS IN A LONG-VACANT APARTMENT. A POSSIBLE SPREADER? ‘FECAL AEROSOL PLUMES’CLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
    After all, they have a much better sense of smell than do people.
    VIRAL SCENTS? DOGS SNIFF OUT CORONAVIRUS IN HUMAN SWEATSHARON OOSTHOEKAUGUST 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    Newly remote workers are experimenting with scented workspaces, and their potential to make hours with an Excel spreadsheet feel, or at least smell, more like a day at the beach.
    CHOOSING A WORK-FROM-HOME SCENT CAN BOOST FOCUS AND PRODUCTIVITYSARAH TODDAUGUST 4, 2020QUARTZ
    For now, the study doesn’t touch upon the neural highways inside the brain that lead to conscious perception of smell—an obvious next question.
    A HIGHWAY TO SMELL: HOW SCIENTISTS USED LIGHT TO INCEPT SMELL IN MICESHELLY FANJULY 1, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
    We could end up experiencing much of life alone at home, with no privacy, forgetting the importance of the touch and smell of cultural experiences.
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    One recent hint comes from a young radiographer who lost her sense of smell.
    THE WAY THE CORONAVIRUS MESSES WITH SMELL HINTS AT HOW IT AFFECTS THE BRAINLAURA SANDERSJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    The way to settle the matter, Reynolds says, is to temporarily disrupt some birds’ sense of smell to see if the Lévy patterns disappear.
    RANDOM SEARCH WIRED INTO ANIMALS MAY HELP THEM HUNTLIAM DREWJUNE 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
    While there’s evidence that people can somewhat accurately suss out another’s infection by sight and smell, Michalak says sound was relatively unexplored.
    NO, YOU CAN’T HEAR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SICK AND HEALTHY COUGHSJONATHAN LAMBERTJUNE 9, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    Among people already diagnosed with coronavirus, loss of taste and smell, extreme fatigue, cough and loss of appetite proved the most predictive symptoms.
    LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL MAY BE TOP INDICATORS OF COVID-19TINA HESMAN SAEYMAY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    These pads give off certain smells that males can use to attract mates.
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    WORDS RELATED TO SMELL

    • aura
    • balm
    • fragrance
    • incense
    • odor
    • perfume
    • redolence
    • savor
    • scent
    • smell
    • spice
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