What does redolent mean?

Definitions for redolentˈrɛd l ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word redolent.

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


  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

  2. Origin: [L. redolens, -entis, p. pr. of redolere to emit a scent, diffuse an odor; pref. red-, re-, re- + olere to emit a smell. See Odor.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Redolent

    red′ō-lent, adj. diffusing odour or fragrance: scented.—ns. Red′olence, Red′olency.—adv. Red′olently. [Fr.,—L. redolens, -entisred-, re-, again, olēre, to emit an odour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for redolent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • redolente, aromáticoSpanish
  • خوشبوPersian
  • welriekend, geurig, doen denken aan, riekendDutch
  • pachnący, przywołującyPolish

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