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Definition of "odour" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of odor. (noun)
  • The property of a substance that gives it a characteristic scent or smell (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A pervasive quality about something (noun)
  • Repute or regard (in the phrases in good odour, in bad odour) (noun)

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Use "odour" in a sentence
  • "The gospel is incensed to signify the sweet odour which it communicates to our souls; and the ministers of God, to signify, according to St. Thomas, that God maketh manifest _the odour_ of his knowledge by us in every place: "For we are unto God _the good odour_ of Christ in them who are saved, and in them who perish"."
  • "Are there effluvia analogous to what we call odour: effluvia of extreme subtlety, absolutely imperceptible to us, yet capable of stimulating a sense-organ far more sensitive than our own?"
  • "The odour is growing ever-stronger, and the application of industrial-grade disinfectant is well overdue. posted by Dr. Dawg at 4: 36 PM"