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noun red·o·lence \ˈre-də-lən(t)s\

Definition of REDOLENCE

:  an often pungent or agreeable odor
:  the quality or state of being redolent

Examples of REDOLENCE

  1. <breathed in the redolence of the apple orchard>
  2. <the redolence of fir trees always reminds me of Christmas>

First Known Use of REDOLENCE

15th century

Related to REDOLENCE

Synonym Discussion of REDOLENCE

fragrance, perfume, scent, redolence mean a sweet or pleasant odor. fragrance suggests the odors of flowers or other growing things <the fragrance of pine>. perfume may suggest a stronger or heavier odor <the perfume of lilacs>. scent is very close to perfume but of wider application because more neutral in connotation <scent-free soaps>. redolence implies a mixture of fragrant or pungent odors <the redolence of a forest after a rain>.


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