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redolent

[red-l-uh nt] /ˈrɛd l ənt/
adjective
1.
having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
2.
odorous or smelling (usually followed by of):
redolent of garlic.
3.
suggestive; reminiscent (usually followed by of):
verse redolent of Shakespeare.
Origin of redolent
1350-1400
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
Related forms
redolence, redolency, noun
redolently, adverb
Synonyms
1. odorous, aromatic, odoriferous.
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  • A beautiful woman, her arms stretched out to him, welcomes him from her couch of-289- brilliant, redolent flowers.

  • It gloried in three names, all of which were redolent of home.

  • The husbands, brothers, and lovers had come in, and the scene was redolent of gaiety.

    The Minister's Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • “Our men,” on the other hand, is redolent of sentimental domesticity.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • He was not a pious bird—belonging to Slivers, he could hardly be expected to be—and his language was redolent of Billingsgate.

    Madame Midas Fergus Hume
  • The silken thing which enveloped her was redolent of the perfume of roses; it was stifling her.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • The scent of the redolent grass of the great keg hung heavily upon the air and smelt sweet in his nostrils.

British Dictionary definitions for redolent

redolent

/ˈrɛdəʊlənt/
adjective
1.
having a pleasant smell; fragrant
2.
(postpositive; foll by of or with) having the odour or smell (of); scented (with): a room redolent of country flowers
3.
(postpositive; foll by of or with) reminiscent or suggestive (of): a picture redolent of the 18th century
Derived Forms
redolence, (rare) redolency, noun
redolently, adverb
Word Origin
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
adj.

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).

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