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From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Thomas Moore

Meaning of "odour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ODOUR

From Old French odur, from Latin odor; related to Latin olēre to smell, Greek ōzein.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ODOUR

odour  [ˈəʊdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Odour is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ODOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

odour

Odor

An odor or odour or fragrance is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction. Odors are also commonly called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors. The terms fragrance and aroma are used primarily by the food and cosmetic industry to describe a pleasant odor, and are sometimes used to refer to perfumes. In contrast, malodor, stench, reek, and stink are used specifically to describe unpleasant odor. In the United Kingdom, odour refers to scents in general. In the United States, odor has a more negative connotation, such as smell, stench or stink, while scent or aroma are used for pleasant smells.

Definition of odour in the English dictionary

The first definition of odour in the dictionary is the property of a substance that gives it a characteristic scent or smell. Other definition of odour is a pervasive quality about something. Odour is also repute or regard.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODOUR


Baroda
bəˈrəʊdə
boda-boda
ˌbəʊdəˈbəʊdə
bootloader
ˈbuːtˌləʊdə
coda
ˈkəʊdə
coder
ˈkəʊdə
decoder
diːˈkəʊdə
encoder
ɪnˈkəʊdə
freeloader
ˈfriːˌləʊdə
loader
ˈləʊdə
moder
ˈməʊdə
Oder
ˈəʊdə
odor
ˈəʊdə
pagoda
pəˈɡəʊdə
railroader
ˈreɪlˌrəʊdə
Sargodha
sɑːˈɡəʊdə
soda
ˈsəʊdə
top-loader
ˌtɒpˈləʊdə
transcoder
trænzˈkəʊdə
unloader
ʌnˈləʊdə
vocoder
ˈvəʊˌkəʊdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODOUR

odontophorous
odontorhynchous
odontostomatous
odor
odorant
odorate
odoriferous
odoriferously
odoriferousness
odorimetry
odoriphore
odorize
odorous
odorously
odorousness
odour of sanctity
odour-free
odoured
odourful
odourless

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODOUR

ardour
body odour
candour
dour
malodour
pandour
pompadour
splendour
sun in splendour
troubadour
uncandour

Synonyms and antonyms of odour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ODOUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «odour» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of odour

Translation of «odour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODOUR

Find out the translation of odour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of odour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «odour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

气味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

olor
570 millions of speakers

English

odour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَائِحَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

запах
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

odor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

odeur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geruch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

におい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

악취
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ambu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mùi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாசனையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

koku
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

odore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapach
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

duhoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οσμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lukt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lukt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of odour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOUR»

The term «odour» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.407 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «odour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «odour» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about odour

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4 QUOTES WITH «ODOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word odour.
1
Robert Bridges
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
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Thomas Moore
From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
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Audrey Tautou
I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.
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Lyall Watson
The limits of sensory evolution in fish are defined very largely by their habitat. Water is physically supportive, carries some kinds of odour well, and is kind to sound - letting it travel several times faster than air will allow, but it inhibits other more personal kinds of communication.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODOUR»

Discover the use of odour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to odour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Odour Impact Assessment Handbook
This book provides a comprehensive framework for the assessment, measurement and monitoring of odour emissions, and covers: Odour characterization and exposure effects Instruments and methods for sampling and measurement Strategies for ...
Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo, Tiziano Zarra, 2012
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Biotechniques for Air Pollution Abatement and Odour Control ...
This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in biological techniques for air pollution control. It describes in detail processes for the prevention of odour nuisances and reduction of odour emissions.
A.J. Dragt, J. van Ham, 1992
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Odour Prevention and Control of Organic Sludge and Livestock ...
Proceedings of a round-table seminar, Silsoe, UK, 15-19 April 1985.
V.C. Nielsen, J.H. Voorburg, 2003
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The Scented Ape: The Biology and Culture of Human Odour
The book presents arguments to explain the way in which our ancestral past has given rise to our modern day olfactory enigmas. Containing a glossary and chapter summaries the book will be accessible to a wide audience.
David Michael Stoddart, 1990
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Odour and Ammonia Emissions from Livestock Farming
Proceedings of a seminar held in Silsoe, UK, 26-28 March 1990.
V.C. Nielsen, J.H. Voorburg, P. L'Hermite, 2003
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Odour of Rectitude
This book contains twelve tales taking place in Canada, the land of the midnight sun. Where the past lingers amid myriad voices of the wilderness. The stories are written in the narrative style of the author's other books.
Michael Eisele, Renate Erna Eisele, 2006
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Odour Detection by Mobile Robots
This important book describes current research aimed at giving robots the ability to generate, detect & discriminate between odours, together with the control algorithms using such sensory information.
R. Andrew Russell, 1999
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Odour of Chrysanthemums: Short Story
“Odour of Chrysanthemums” is the story of Elizabeth, a young wife and mother waiting for her alcoholic husband, Walter, to return home from what she assumes is another night of drinking.
D. H. Lawrence, 2013
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Inborn Metabolic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment
... den Berghe, John H. Walter. 31.1 · Trimethylaminuria (Fish Odour Syndrome) These disorders cause an unpleasant fish-like body odour. The problems are psychosocial and management centres on attempting to minimise the odour. 31.1  ...
John Fernandes, Jean-Marie Saudubray, Georges van den Berghe, 2006
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Introduction to Aroma Research
1. Research. in. the. flavour. field. —. present. situation. and. trends. 1.1. Human. perception. of. odour. and. taste. 'moldy' I 'musty' (chicken (meat) in contact with chlorophenol traces. All living beings perceive their environment by sensory ...
Manfred Rothe, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term odour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Germanwings A320 near Metz on Jul 23rd 2015, odour in cockpit
A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQC performing flight 4U-526 from Cologne/Bonn (Germany) to Barcelona,SP (Spain) with ... «The Aviation Herald, Jul 15»
2
Chinese military gets odour-free, anti-fungus 'liberation shoes'
When Li Zhixiang from the PLA's armed police recently stepped out in his new military-designed anti-fungal and odour-resistant shoes, he was ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
3
Fart-filtering pant company launches anti-odour jeans and pyjama …
The company behind revolutionary fart-filtering underpants has launched odour-fighting jeans and pyjama bottoms. Leicestershire-based ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
4
What HC breathes in every day: Smoke, soot and body odour
The court, which was scheduled to hear the matter on Wednesday, has adjourned it to July 29 due to the ongoing lawyers' strike. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Top meeting sheds no light on foul odour
Calls to step up a probe into a foul odour at Derrymacash have been made by Sinn Féin after a high-powered meeting shed no light on its ... «Lurgan Mail, Jul 15»
6
Made to odour: the French garden where fragrance is key
Set in an island of dark trees within the wheat-blonde landscape of the Loire Valley, the garden at the Château du Rivau signals its presence ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Ravel Morrison left unimpressed by foul odour in hotel room... but …
Ravel Morrison may have impressed on his Lazio debut in pre-season, but he was left far from pleased himself as he complained about his ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Dutch Odournet Group sets up odour lab in Goa
Holland-based The Odournet Group has launched India's first odour laboratory in Goa, which the company claims can qualitatively assess ... «New Kerala, Jul 15»
9
An orange a day, keeps body odour away!
A study indicates that your body odour is strongly linked to the food you eat. So if foods like garlic, onions, and spicy curries can lead to foul ... «TheHealthSite, Jul 15»
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Limerick farm 'odour' case back in court
The future of a successful beef farming enterprise is hinging on the outcome of a court hearing, scheduled for hearing next week, over 'odour' ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Odour [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/odour>. Oct 2020 ».
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