• Odour


    • UK IPA: /ˈəʊdə/
    • US IPA: /ˈoʊdəɹ/

    Alternative forms


    From Anglo-Norman and Old French odur, odor, odour, from Latin odor.

    Full definition of odour



    (plural odours)
    1. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
    2. (now rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
      • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XXIV:On the morow after the saboth, erly in the mornynge, they cam vnto the toumbe and brought the odoures whych they had prepared, and other wemen wyth them.
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