When I stopped by to visit Grandma Esther, the redolent scent of her cherry pie reminded me of summertime at her house in my youth.
- If the smell of fresh flowers always reminds you of spring, this is an example of a situation where you would say that the smell of fresh flowers is redolent of spring.
- When a house smells strongly of lemon, the house could be described as redolent of lemon.
- sweet-smelling; fragrant
- smelling (of): redolent of the ocean
- suggestive or evocative (of)
Origin of redolentOld French from Classical Latin redolens, present participle of redolere, to emit a scent from re(d)-, intensive + olere, to smell (akin to odor, odor)
- Having or emitting an odor or fragrance; aromatic: “Passionately clean, she was always redolent of the germicidal soap she used so vigorously” ( Dorothy Parker )
- Suggestive; reminiscent: a campaign redolent of machine politics.
Origin of redolentMiddle English from Old French from Latin redolēns redolent- present participle of redolēre to smell re-, red- re- olēre to smell
(comparative more redolent, superlative most redolent)