From King Dictionary of Contemporary English odour o‧dour British English , odor American English / ˈəʊdə $ ˈoʊdər / ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable ] CO a smell, especially an unpleasant one odour of the faint odour of damp strong/unpleasant/pungent/offensive etc odour obnoxious odours from a factory ► see thesaurus at smell → body odour Examples from the Corpus odour • However, conditions may be attached to any site licence which may have the effect of preventing any odour pollution from arising. • I felt the shock of the old, of the Mummy smell, the atomised odour of atavism. • We immediately noticed the heavy odour of opium in the room. • Left untreated, the disease produces massive skin folds, fissures and a weeping cauliflower surface that produces a terrible odour. • And the odour can be carried as much as a mile away if the wind is blowing in that direction. • But the odour of the colourless liquid was of bitter almonds, acrid and terrifying. • Von Frisch did not doubt the odour theory of how honeybees find food until the 1940s. • Consequently, the more odorous molecules adsorbed, the more the odour is removed. • It smelt not only of mud and rotting materials, but also the unmistakable odour of human waste. strong/unpleasant/pungent/offensive etc odour • The stewardess came down the aisle, a big-breasted young woman exuding a strong odour of perspiration. • A strong odour of curry predominated. • Local authorities in industrial Teesside received many complaints about an unpleasant odour resembling decaying fish. • There was an unpleasant odour blowing along our road all next day. • They couldn't detect the smell of cocaine through the more pungent odour of coffee. • Salivation. Offensive odour of mouth is marked. • It was now three in the afternoon, and the offensive odour had been plaguing the neighbours since 10.30 in the morning. • The room smelt stale and musty with the pungent odour of the fat tallow candles placed on the desk.