April 29, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
redolent /ˈrɛdələnt/ adjective
redolent
/ˈrɛdələnt/
adjective
A woman smelling a redolent bouquet
A woman smelling a redolent bouquet
Learner's definition of REDOLENT

[more redolent; most redolent] literary + formal

1 : having a strong smell : full of a fragrance or odor

  • a redolent bouquet

— often + of

  • a room redolent of spices

— often + with

  • The sauce was redolent with the smell of basil.

2 : causing thoughts or memories of something

  • a room redolent [=reminiscent] of the 1940s

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