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noun as in odor

verb as in perceive with the nose

verb as in have an odor

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Example Sentences

He then referenced the film Anchorman: “I personally have many leather-bound books, and my house smells of rich mahogany.”

The smells of roasting maize, diesel fumes, and floral soap from the streets of Harare are still seared into my brain.

Spring is here from coast to coast, bringing glorious flowers, sweet smells, and fluttering hearts.

Is she back in the orphanage where it smells like ammonia and cooked cabbage?

I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.

Life has few direr disenchanters than the morning smells of obsolete tobacco, relics though they be of hesternal beatitude.

It was thrown by a very dirty lamp, and disclosed a small court of unutterable meanness and inconceivable smells.

I am saved, thanks to my own sagacity, to my prudent, far-seeing nose that smells danger ahead.

I like the facts of the case and to mention everything; I like naked bodies and the jolly smells of things.

One of the largest and most detestable smells the study had ever had to endure instantly assailed their nostrils.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smells, such as: stink, trace, whiff, bouquet, aroma, and flavor.

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