redolent (adj.) c.1400, from O.Fr. redolent "emitting an odor," from L. redolentem, prp. of redolere "emit a scent," from re-, intensive prefix, + olere "give off a smell" (see ODOR (Cf. odor)).

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  • Redolent — Red o*lent ( lent), a. [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}.] Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redolent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (redolent of/with) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of. 2) (redolent of/with) literary strongly smelling of. 3) archaic or literary fragrant. DERIVATIVES redolence noun redolently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • redolent — [red′ lənt] adj. [OFr < L redolens, prp. of redolere, to emit a scent < re(d) , intens. + olere, to smell (akin to odor,ODOR)] 1. sweet smelling; fragrant 2. smelling (of) [redolent of the ocean] 3. suggestive or evocative (of) redolently… …   English World dictionary

  • redolent — index suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • redolent — aromatic, balmy, fragrant, *odorous Analogous words: *pungent, poignant, piquant, racy, spicy: penetrating, piercing (see ENTER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • redolent — [adj] aromatic; suggestive ambrosial, balmy, evocative, fragrant, odoriferous, perfumed, pungent, remindful, reminiscent, scented, sweet smelling; concepts 267,529,598 …   New thesaurus

  • redolent — [[t]re̱dələnt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, usu ADJ of n If something is redolent of something else, it has features that make you think of that other thing. [LITERARY] ...percussion instruments, redolent of Far Eastern cultures. ...a sad tale …   English dictionary

  • redolent — adj. (formal) redolent of, with (redolent of honeysuckle) * * * [ redələnt] with (redolent of honeysuckle) (formal) redolent of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • redolent — red|o|lent [ˈredəl ənt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of redolere to send out a smell , from olere to smell ] 1.) formal making you think of something = ↑reminiscent redolent of ▪ a style redolent of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • redolent — red|o|lent [ red(ə)lənt ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) redolent of reminding you of something: REMINISCENT OF: The building was redolent of the 1950s. 2. ) redolent of/with smelling of something: The air was redolent with the smell of wood smoke. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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