Origin of redolent
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|Scott Bixby|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The name, so redolent of a certain archetype of American womanhood, is irresistible to anyone red-blooded.
So the bullet that Gavrilo Princip fired at old Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo (a redolent place-name) goes on echoing.
The darkness was redolent of strong tobacco-smoke, the smoke of a cheroot.The Sins of Sverac Bablon|Sax Rohmer
"Copperfield" is redolent of his own early associations and experiences in London.Dickens' London|Francis Miltoun
From it the lid had just been removed, and the room was redolent of the fragrant odour of early spring roots and herbs.Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
After keeping them waiting for some time, Grace swept in wearing a new gown tinkling with jets and redolent with sachet.Talbot's Angles|Amy E. Blanchard
Everywhere water-pipes are gently pouring forth their offerings to the thirsty ground, and the whole town is redolent of perfume.Cyprus|Franz von Lher
British Dictionary definitions for redolent
Word Origin for redolent
Word Origin and History for redolent
c.1400, from Old French redolent "emitting an odor" and directly from Latin redolentem (moninative redolens), present participle of redolere "emit a scent, diffuse odor," from red-, intensive prefix (see re-), + olere "give off a smell" (see odor).