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Examples of redolent in a Sentence
my grandmother's house always seemed to be redolent with the aroma of baking bread
Recent Examples of redolent from the Web
Topped with a ridiculously runny, over-easy egg and with a generous amount of tofu mixed in, the earthy, redolent rice had great texture.
The boots today are still redolent of 2,000 miles of toil.
But one bite into them reveals a depth of flavor in a masa redolent with sweet ground corn, which Linquist complements with stewed chicken and a poblano sauce.
After all, the president came into office a brand: one that, in his billowing navy suits and too-long power ties, his signature blond comb-over and fake tan, was redolent of ersatz 1980s nostalgia.
The molten Gruyere — placed in a ceramic bowl on a wire rack over a flaming tea candle — is redolent of white wine, cherry schnapps and garlic on the backbeat.
Tessier’s mouthcoating, full-bodied viognier is redolent with heady peach, apricot and honeysuckle notes.
Ginobili, who has played for the Spurs since 2002, is the N.B.A. player whose game is most redolent of silent-movie comedians.
The Winds of Winter are more redolent of hot dogs and stale beer than one might imagine.
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Did You Know?
Redolent traces back to the Latin verb olēre ("to smell") and is a relative of "olfactory" ("of, relating to, or connected with the sense of smell"). In its earliest English uses in the 15th century, "redolent" simply meant "having an aroma." Today, it usually applies to a place or thing impregnated with odors. It can also be used of something that reminds us of something else or evokes a certain emotional response, as in "a city redolent of antiquity."
Synonymsambrosial, aromatic, perfumed, fragrant, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet
Antonymsfetid, foul, malodorous, noisome, putrid, rancid, rank, reeking, reeky, skunky, smelly, stenchful, stenchy, stinking, stinky, strong
Related Wordsflowery, fruity, pungent, spicy; odiferous, odored, odoriferous, odorous; clean, fresh, pure
Near Antonymsodorless, unscented; fusty, musty, stale; gamy (or gamey)
Synonym Discussion of redolent
- odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped
- a fragrant rose
- the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes
- an aromatic blend of tobaccos
REDOLENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of redolent for English Language Learners
: having a strong smell : full of a fragrance or odor
: causing thoughts or memories of something
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