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The quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose
“The smell of freshly baked bread.”
A quality in something that is perceived by the faculty of smell; an odour or scent
“Sitting in the verandah, the separate smells of tomatoes, lemons and gourd reach me, and I know I will smell them again in my memory.”
An unpleasant odour
“My last apartment had a smell to it - though I have no idea why.”
A very small amount
“… the pie has barely a smell of ginger, but lots of cinnamon.”
A special quality or impression associated with something
“… a law firm with a mahogany-lined boardroom that has the discernible smell of money and power.”
To become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
“From inside, I could hear the crackling of a fire and could smell the burning wood.”
Have a strong or unpleasant odour
“The carcass which had already began to smell revealed a red mess with two holes where eyes should have been.”
Appear in a certain way; be suggestive of something
“I'm sure the parent company is optimistic but this smells like the beginning of the end of Koo Koo Roo to me.”
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