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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
Along with the events of her daily life, Heti records dreams that are redolent with cryptic symbolism, and reports the results of an impromptu tarot reading, reproducing the lurid images of the cards themselves.
The shifts and overlays become redolent metaphors of home and displacement.
Grilled pork, a mainstay of banh mi and bun, might be the most familiar of the meats that go with the com tam, and it’s excellent – a bit sweet and savory, redolent of black pepper and grilled to smoky, tender perfection.
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The deviled egg has become a retro-redolent item nowadays.
There was a timelessness in the moment that felt heavily redolent of García Márquez’s not-so-fictitious world of Macondo.
It’s restorative and redolent with the aromas of the sea.
This is all too redolent of Vietnam, but in this case, who will rebuild?
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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."
Origin and Etymology of redolent
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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