[ mal-oh-der ]
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  1. an unpleasant or offensive odor; stench.

Origin of malodor

First recorded in 1815–25; mal- + odor

Words Nearby malodor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use malodor in a sentence

  • It’s also been found that malodors can also have adverse psychological, physical, social, and even economic effects.

  • The place reeked with drifting tobacco smoke and the malodor of cigar stubs and cigarette ends.

    Excuse Me! | Rupert Hughes
  • The bodies of the main army made a vast malodor, burning in the furnace of the hills.

    The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
  • Zola and his gang delved into moral cesspools, and the world grew aweary of the malodor.

    Unicorns | James Huneker