odour

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From Middle English odour, borrowed from Anglo-Norman odour, from Old French odor, from Latin odor. Related to Swedish odör (bad smell).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊdə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊdəɹ/
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Noun[edit]

odour (plural odours)

  1. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
  2. (now rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XXIV:
      On the morow after the saboth, erly in the mornynge, they cam vnto the toumbe and brought the odoures whych they had prepared, and other wemen wyth them.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman odour, from Latin odor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔːˈduːr/, /ɔˈduːr/, /ˈɔːdur/, /ˈɔːdər/

Noun[edit]

odour (plural odours)

  1. A smell or scent; a nasal sensation (often intrinsic):
    1. A pleasant or appealing smell or scent.
    2. The scent of living matter or substances.
  2. (figuratively) A sensation or quality; the feeling produced by something.
  3. (rare) The power of discerning scents.

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