Translation of "smell" - English-Spanish dictionary

smell

verb uk /smel/ (past tense and past participle UK/US smelled, UK smelt)

B1 to have a particular quality that people notice by using their nose

oler
That soup smells delicious – what’s in it?
This coffee smells like soap.

B1 to notice something by using your nose

oler
I think I can smell something burning.

B1 to have a bad smell

apestar
Your running shoes really smell!

to have the ability to notice or discover that a substance is present by using your nose

oler
Humans can’t smell as well as dogs can.
noun uk /smel/

B1 the quality something has that you notice by using your nose

olor
The smell of roses filled the room.

[ no plural ] the ability to notice smells

olfato
Smoking can affect your sense of smell.

a bad smell

peste
I wish I could get rid of that smell in the bathroom.

(Translation of “smell” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

smell

noun /smel/

the sense or power of being aware of things through one’s nose

olfato
My sister never had a good sense of smell.

the quality that is noticed by using this power

olor
a pleasant smell
There’s a strong smell of gas.

an act of using this power

olfateo, olfacción
Have a smell of this!
-smelling suffix

having a (particular kind of) smell

con olor a (…)
a nasty-smelling liquid
sweet-smelling roses.
smelly adjective (comparative smellier, superlative smelliest)

having a bad smell

maloliente, apestoso
smelly fish.
smelliness noun

mal olor, hedor
the smelliness of the cheese.
smell out phrasal verb

to find (as if) by smelling

husmear
We buried the dog’s bone, but he smelt it out again.

(Translation of “smell” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)