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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-der-uh s]
    • /ˈoʊ dər əs/
    • /ˈəʊdərəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-der-uh s]
    • /ˈoʊ dər əs/

Definitions of odorous word

  • abbreviation ODOROUS odoriferous. 1
  • noun odorous Having or giving off a smell. 1
  • adjective odorous unpleasant-smelling 1
  • adjective odorous having or emitting a characteristic smell or odour 0
  • adjective odorous having a pronounced odor 0

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Origin of odorous

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50, odorous is from the Latin word odōrus fragrant. See odor, -ous

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Parts of speech for Odorous


odorous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

odorous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for odorous

adjective odorous

  • scented — a distinctive odor, especially when agreeable: the scent of roses.
  • aromatic — An aromatic plant or food has a strong, pleasant smell of herbs or spices.
  • redolent — having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
  • fragrant — having a pleasant scent or aroma; sweet-smelling; sweet-scented: a fragrant rose.
  • odoriferous — yielding or diffusing an odor.

Antonyms for odorous

adjective odorous

  • odorless — the property of a substance that activates the sense of smell: to have an unpleasant odor.
  • odored — Simple past tense and past participle of odor.

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