odor Definition

a distinctive smell, especially an unpleasant one.

Using odor: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "odor" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The odor of rotten eggs filled the room.

  • Example

    The odor of fresh coffee wafted through the air.

  • Example

    The odor from the garbage was overpowering.

  • Example

    The odor of the flowers was sweet and pleasant.

odor Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with odor

  • an unpleasant smell produced by a person's body


    He needs to shower more often because his body odor is quite strong.

  • a very unpleasant smell


    The bathroom had a foul odor that made me feel sick.

  • a nice or enjoyable smell


    The candles gave off a pleasant odor that filled the room.


Summary: odor in Brief

The term 'odor' [ˈəʊdə] refers to a distinctive smell, often unpleasant. It can be used to describe anything from the aroma of fresh coffee to the stench of rotten eggs. Common phrases include 'body odor,' referring to an unpleasant smell produced by a person's body, and 'foul odor,' which describes a very unpleasant smell.

How do native speakers use this expression?