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English definition of “smell”

smell

noun (CHARACTERISTIC)    /smel/
B1 [C] the characteristic of something that can be recognized or noticed using the nose: What's your favourite smell? I love the smell of orange blossoms. The marketplace was filled with delightful smells. There's a delicious smell in here. I wish we could get rid of that smell (= bad smell) in the bathroom.Smells and smelling the smell of sth literary the particular character or feeling that someone or something has: She's still enjoying the sweet smell (= pleasant experience) of success after her victory in the world championships.Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of smell noun (CHARACTERISTIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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