redolence

noun red·o·lence \ ˈre-də-lən(t)s \

Definition of redolence

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

Examples of redolence in a Sentence

  1. breathed in the redolence of the apple orchard

  2. the redolence of fir trees always reminds me of Christmas

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First Known Use of redolence

15th century

redolence Synonyms

Synonyms
aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, fragrance, scent, spice
Antonyms
fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink
Related Words
essence, odor

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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