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redolence

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  1. 1 a sweet or pleasant smell breathed in the redolence of the apple orchard Synonyms of redolence aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, fragrance, scent, spiceWords Related to redolence essence, odorAntonyms of redolence fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

  2. 2 the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose the redolence of fir trees always reminds me of Christmas Synonyms of redolence aroma, odor, smell, scent, sniffWords Related to redolence whiff; attar (also otto), bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, perfume; ambrosia, lusciousness, savor (also savour), savoriness, spice, tang; acridness, fetidness, fetor, foulness, funk, gaminess, malodor, noisomeness, rancidity, rankness, reek, stench, stink; aromaticity, odoriferousness, odorousness; incense, musk

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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