odour

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊdə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊdəɹ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

odour (countable and uncountable, plural odours)

  1. Alternative form of odor

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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. (figurative) A sensation or quality; the feeling produced by something.
  3. (rare) The power of discerning scents.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: odour, odor
  • Scots: odour

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