el olor
-the smell
See the entry for olor.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (scent)
a. smell
¡Me encanta el olor de estas flores!I love the smell of these flowers!
b. odor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El olor de la hierba recién cortada lo devolvió a su infancia.The odor of freshly cut grass took him back to his childhood.
c. odour (United Kingdom)
De la tubería salía un olor muy desagradable.There was a very unpleasant odour coming from the pipe.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. smell
tener olor ato smell of
los niños acudieron al olor de la comidathe children were drawn to the smell of cooking
2. (colloquial)
en olor de multitudesenjoying popular acclaim
olor corporalbody odor
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1 (gen) smell;a of
buen olor nice smell; mal olor bad smell; nasty smell; tiene mal olor it smells horrible
olor a quemado smell of burning
No ha tenido elección. Me encontraba de viaje hacia el futuro lejano cuando noté [olor a quemado.]
olor corporal body odour o odor; (EEUU) B.O. (familiar)
2 (atracción) smell
acudir al olor del dinero to be attracted by the smell of money
3 (fama)
olor de santidad odour of sanctity
4 olores (S. Cone) (México) (Culin) spices
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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