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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redolent mean? 

REDOLENT (adjective)
  The adjective REDOLENT has 3 senses:

1. serving to bring to mind
2. (used with 'of' or 'with') noticeably odorous
3. having a strong pleasant odor

  Familiarity information: REDOLENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

REDOLENT (adjective)

Sense 1redolent [BACK TO TOP]


Serving to bring to mind


evocative; redolent; remindful; reminiscent

Context examples:

cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note / a campaign redolent of machine politics


aware; mindful (bearing in mind; attentive to)

Sense 2redolent [BACK TO TOP]


(used with 'of' or 'with') noticeably odorous


smelling; redolent

Context examples:

the hall was redolent of floor wax / air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey


odorous (having odor or a characteristic odor)

Sense 3redolent [BACK TO TOP]


Having a strong pleasant odor


aromatic; redolent

Context example:

the pine woods were more redolent


fragrant (pleasant-smelling)

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