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1‘I caught a whiff of peachy perfume’
faint smell, brief smell, trace, sniff, scent, odour, aroma
2‘there's a terrible whiff in here’
stench, stink, foul smell, reek, fetidness, effluvium, miasma
British informal pong, niff, hum
British informal, rhyming slang pen and ink
Scottish British informal guff
North American British informal funk
British informal, rare fetor, malodour, mephitis, noisomeness
3‘there was the faintest whiff of irony in his letter’
trace, hint, note, suggestion, impression, suspicion, soupçon, touch, nuance, intimation, trifle, drop, dash, tinge, tincture, streak, vein, shred, crumb, shadow, breath, whisper, air, savour, flavour, element, overtone, scintilla, jot, bit, spot, speck, iota
informal smidgen, tad
4‘whiffs of smoke emerged from the boiler’
puff, gust, blast, rush, flurry, gale, breath, draught, waft
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