Pronunciation of Smell
/smˈɛl/, /smˈɛl/, /s_m_ˈɛ_l/

Synonyms for smell:

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 4 (noun)

snuff, sniff.

Sense 5 (noun)

exude, smell up, suggest, stink up.

Sense 6 (noun)


Sense 7 (noun)

palate, olfactory.

fetor (noun)

putrefaction, mephitis, halitosis, fetor, miasma.

fragrance (noun)

fragrance, sachet, redolence.

odor (noun)

breath, emanation, scent, flavor, malodorousness, redolence, bouquet, effluvium, stink, whiff, nose, stench, fumes, odor, exhalation, perfume, aroma, savor, trail, trace, cachet, essence, fragrance.

sense (noun)


Sense 1

trace, smell up, olfactory, ambiance, stink up.

Sense 2

pew, give out, exude, aura, palate.

Sense 3

snuff, give off.

Sense 4

mood, atmosphere.

Sense 6


Sense 7


breathe in

sniff, inhale.





Other synonyms and related words:

driblet, nip, looking at, smelling, tincture, smelt, liveliness, whole step, olfactory sensation, splash, feeling, ray, strain, quality, heart, life, mite, sapidity, streak, lick, sniff out, note, nimbus, spark, scruple, aspect, see, savour, smack, ambiance, olfactory modality, spirit, tone of voice, belief, olfactory perception, musical note, expression, temper, disembodied spirit, perceive, spot, taste, sprinkling, relish, aura, aroma, olfaction, halo, tad, bit, suspicion, whole tone, mood, sachet, pew, odour, climate, patina, peanuts, tonus, smell up, face, tonicity, timber, purport, impression, nose out, feel, sense, ambience, emotional state, suggest, dram, crumb, inhale, particle, timbre, smidgen, touch sensation, pure tone, tactile sensation, glimmer, air, shred, shade, olfactory property, sniff, tint, tone, olfactory, intuitive feeling, spatter, step, look, discover, scintilla, skosh, peck, smell out, ounce, snuff, sense of smell, soupcon, karma, savor, flavour, touch, exude, vibration, facial expression, stink up, trace, flavor, notion, fume, palate, intent, tactile property, atmosphere, tactual sensation, shadow, looking, opinion, thwack, speck, sprightliness.

have an odor (verb)


perceive with the nose (verb)

discover, sniff, breathe, snuff, nose, inhale.

smell (verb)

breathe, exhale, emanate.

stink (verb)


Usage examples for smell:

  • I meant what's that I can smell? - "The Black Bar", George Manville Fenn.
  • I sleep so close to heaven I always say I can smell it. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.
  • He could not see, but he could smell. - "Nobody's Child", Elizabeth Dejeans.

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