verb (used with object), smelled or smelt, smell·ing.
verb (used without object), smelled or smelt, smell·ing.
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Idioms for smell
Origin of smell
synonym study for smell
OTHER WORDS FROM smell
Words nearby smell
Example sentences from the Web for smell
“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, reporter|August 27, 2020|Fortune
After all, they have a much better sense of smell than do people.Viral scents? Dogs sniff out coronavirus in human sweat|Sharon Oosthoek|August 19, 2020|Science 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 productivity|Sarah Todd|August 4, 2020|Quartz
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 Mice|Shelly Fan|July 1, 2020|Singularity 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.Virtual Reality Has Been Boosted by Coronavirus—Here’s How to Avoid It Leading Us to Dystopia|Alexandros Skandalis|June 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is a distinct smell of apples, which are handed out by volunteer workers.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can practically smell the sugar maples and wood violets.
“J.W. heard Hayden say softly, ‘You smell good,’” the papers report.
This gives to the second volume something of the smell of an apple store-room.
From early morn to early morn again, the hot winds continued, and the air was surcharged with the smell of burning plants.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
One little girl attempted to smell at the trees in a drawing and pretended to feed some pictorial dogs.Children's Ways|James Sully
Chloride of Lime … bad smell … bad egg … white of egg … fowl … grain … flour … flour and water … milk fluid … milk.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Surely it is not urbane to throw on another the burden of saying that he likes not the smell or the inhaling of burning tobacco.
British Dictionary definitions for smell
verb smells, smelling, smelt or smelled
Derived forms of smellsmeller, noun
Word Origin for smell
Medical definitions for smell
Idioms and Phrases with smell
In addition to the idioms beginning with smell
- smell a rat
- smell fishy
- smell to high heaven
- smell up
- come up (smelling like) roses
- stink (smell) to high heaven