Definition of Smell


  • the act of perceiving the odor of something
  • the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    - sense of smell - olfactory modality
  • the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    "the feel of the city excited him"
    "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
    "it had the smell of treason"
  • any property detected by the olfactory system
    - olfactory property
  • the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    "she loved the smell of roses"
    - olfactory sensation - olfactory perception


  • become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    "I sense his hostility"
    "i smell trouble"
    "smell out corruption"
    - smell out
  • have an element suggestive (of something)
    "his speeches smacked of racism"
    "this passage smells of plagiarism"
  • smell bad
    "He rarely washes, and he smells"
  • emit an odor
    "The soup smells good"
  • inhale the odor of
    perceive by the olfactory sense
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Unscramble smell

19 unscramble word found using the letters smell.

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