- having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
- odorous or smelling (usually followed by of): redolent of garlic.
- suggestive; reminiscent (usually followed by of): verse redolent of Shakespeare.
Origin of redolent
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1. odorous, aromatic, odoriferous.
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Examples from the Web for redolent
The atmosphere at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea was redolent of these lobster palaces.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
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The name, so redolent of a certain archetype of American womanhood, is irresistible to anyone red-blooded.How Hot Is Blanche Lincoln?
June 15, 2010
So the bullet that Gavrilo Princip fired at old Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo (a redolent place-name) goes on echoing.Lessons from Another War
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It gloried in three names, all of which were redolent of home.
“Our men,” on the other hand, is redolent of sentimental domesticity.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
They interviewed me in my study, and the house was redolent of Southern courtesy and grace.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
From springtime until autumn the presbytery was redolent of mignonette.Balthasar
The silken thing which enveloped her was redolent of the perfume of roses; it was stifling her.The Yellow Claw
- having a pleasant smell; fragrant
- (postpositive ; foll by of or with) having the odour or smell (of); scented (with)a room redolent of country flowers
- (postpositive ; foll by of or with) reminiscent or suggestive (of)a picture redolent of the 18th century
C14: from Latin redolens smelling (of), from redolēre to give off an odour, from red- re + olēre to smell
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Word Origin and History for redolent
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