Definitions for redolentˈrɛd l ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

red•o•lentˈrɛd l ənt(adj.)

  1. having a pleasant odor; fragrant.

  2. odorous or smelling (usu. fol. by of):

    redolent of garlic.

  3. suggestive; reminiscent (usu. fol. by of).

Origin of redolent:

1350–1400; ME < L redolent-, s. of redolēns, prp. of redolēre to emit odor =red-red - +olēre to smell (akin to odor ); see -ent

red′o•lent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant(adj)

    serving to bring to mind

    "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"

  2. redolent(p), smelling(p)(adj)

    (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous

    "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"

  3. aromatic, redolent(adj)

    having a strong pleasant odor

    "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford

Wiktionary

  1. redolent(Adjective)

    fragrant or aromatic; having a sweet scent

  2. redolent(Adjective)

    having the smell of the article in question.

  3. redolent(Adjective)

    suggestive or reminiscent

  4. Origin: First attested in 1400. From redolent, from redolentem, present participle of redoleo, from re- + oleo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redolent(adj)

    diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually followed by of

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