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redolent

[ red-l-uhnt ]
/ ˈrɛd l ənt /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of redolent

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin redolent- (stem of redolēns), present participle of redolēre to emit odor, equivalent to red-red- + ol(ēre) to smell (akin to odor) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM redolent

red·o·lence, red·o·len·cy, nounred·o·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for redolent

redolent
/ (ˈrɛdəʊlənt) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of redolent

redolence or rare redolency, nounredolently, adverb

Word Origin for redolent

C14: from Latin redolens smelling (of), from redolēre to give off an odour, from red- re + olēre to smell
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