[ UK /smˈɛlɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈsmɛɫɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of perceiving the odor of something
  1. (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
    the hall was redolent of floor wax
    air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey
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How To Use smelling In A Sentence

  • To begin with the surface is coherent – now and again she smiles sadly at the charm he manages to bestow on that foul-smelling tannery – but as she turns the pages she sees it start to break down. Rachel Cusk | Portraits
  • Wrinkles creased his furry muzzle, as though he was smelling something foul.
  • When the results of the fraud investigation were announced last week, the staff came up smelling of roses.
  • Tea at a tiny inn sunk in a dell through which a sleepy lane trickled between high banks -- tea in the pocket garden under sweet-smelling limes, where stocks stood orderly and honeysuckle sprawled over the brick-nogging, brought back old days of happy fellowship, just to outshine their memory. Anthony Lyveden
  • Happily the soap is also infused with peppermint and citrus scents so you don't end up smelling like a jar of coffee beans. Start your day right, with--
  • Actually now that you mention the hotwheels I used to carry pez dispensers which would often 'disappear' and then pen markers that 'smelled' - I guess smelling grape every now and then made a bad day a little better. Which one/s were you? Age 2-10
  • We could yet emerge from all this smelling of roses. The Sun
  • He filled it with tobacco and lit it, puffing the sweet smelling smoke around the car.
  • The older travellers were certainly not blasés; they seemed to find pleasure and beauty wherever they looked: Ca da Mosto (1455), visiting the Senegal, detected in this graveolent substance, fit only for wheel-axles, a threefold property, that of smelling like violets, of tasting like oil of olives, and tinging victuals like saffron, with a colour still finer. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2
  • He lay there while Afanasy, gloomy and scowling, hovered about him, sighing heavily, and smelling like a pothouse. The Wife
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