Visually is to visual as xxx is to olfactory, what is xxx?

This stumped me whilst attempting to post a reply in a different thread. Olfactorilly springs to mind but it isn’t listed at www.dictionary.com and somehow doesn’t sound right. Does anybody know what word would replace xxx?

smelly :smiley:

I’ve seen it around, but with only one ‘L’ in the ending. So, olfactorily.

Oops, I got that backwards. Never mind. :smiley:

Olfactorily doesn’t appear at www.dictionary.com or www.askoxford.com either. Can anybody confirm this with a copy of OED2?

Yep, we’ve got the 20-volume OED 2nd edition in the office. “Olfactorily” is in there: “adv: in the sense of smell” with cites back to 1888, mostly from scientific writing.

Thanks, I wonder why it is omitted from those online dictionaries.

I’ve definitely heard “olfactorily” on occasion, though it is a little awkward. But it’s out there.

Probably because if they had every word there is they couldn’t be free. If you’d tried Merriam-Websters they’d have told you that it was a word, but they weren’t going to tell you more than that unless you pay up.

I would have expected “olfactorally,” but my dictionary doesn’t have either.

“nasally” might be another option.

I think the word they want is aural. It’s an adjective, so is visually.

From Merrian- Webster Online;

And the definitions are similar;

SP2263, the olfactory sense is the sense of smell.

Not to mention that visually is not an adjective. It’s an adverb.

redolent

OOOPS!!! DUH I don’t know what I was thinking.