how to pronounce smelly


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the above transcription of smelly is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

smelly is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of smelly in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… dirty smelly evil place …”

meanings of smelly


  1. Having a bad smell.
  2. Having signs that suggest a design problem; having a code smell.
  3. Having a quality that arouses suspicion.


  1. A Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifle or one of its derivatives.

smelly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word smelly occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics smelly can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that smelly can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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