- present participle of
- Used in adjectival compounds.
- foul-smelling (having a foul smell)
- sweet-smelling (having a sweet smell)
smelling (plural smellings)
- The act by which something is smelled.
- 2004, Timothy D. J. Chappell, Reading Plato's Theaetetus, page 73:
- To such perceivings we give names like these: seeings, hearings, smellings, chillings and burnings, pleasures and pains, desires […]