Definition of redolent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredələnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredələnt//
    [not before noun] redolent of/with something (literary)
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  1. 1making you think of the thing mentioned an atmosphere redolent of the sea and ships
  2. 2smelling strongly of the thing mentioned a kitchen redolent with the smell of baking
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘fragrant’): from Old French, or from Latin redolent- ‘giving out a strong smell’, from re(d)- ‘back, again’ + olere ‘to smell’.
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