- 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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Examples from the Web for redolence
Historical Examples of redolence
His tidings were all that brought back to her mind 'the redolence of joy and spring.'Falkland, Complete
To wear any redolence on the person in the shape of sachet bags is unpardonable.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
It is only the "soul," or, as is held by others, the redolence of the viands that is partaken of.The Manbos of Mindano
John M. Garvan
To see the sky again, to breathe air that was fresh, free from the redolence of the forest underlay, was all she desired.The Watchers of the Plains
The jumble of colour and redolence was invaded with light that asserted its presence like a great living spirit.The White Terror and The Red
- 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
Word Origin for redolent
early 15c., from Old French redolence, related to redolent (see redolent).