redolent

  • 1 Redolent — Red o*lent ( lent), a. [L. redolens, entis, p. pr. of redolere to emit a scent, diffuse an odor; pref. red , re , re + olere to emit a smell. See {Odor}.] Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; usually… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 redolent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (redolent of/with) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of. 2) (redolent of/with) literary strongly smelling of. 3) archaic or literary fragrant. DERIVATIVES redolence noun redolently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 redolent — (adj.) c.1400, from O.Fr. redolent emitting an odor, from L. redolentem, prp. of redolere emit a scent, from re , intensive prefix, + olere give off a smell (see ODOR (Cf. odor)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 redolent — [red′ lənt] adj. [OFr < L redolens, prp. of redolere, to emit a scent < re(d) , intens. + olere, to smell (akin to odor,ODOR)] 1. sweet smelling; fragrant 2. smelling (of) [redolent of the ocean] 3. suggestive or evocative (of) redolently… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 redolent — index suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 redolent — aromatic, balmy, fragrant, *odorous Analogous words: *pungent, poignant, piquant, racy, spicy: penetrating, piercing (see ENTER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 redolent — [adj] aromatic; suggestive ambrosial, balmy, evocative, fragrant, odoriferous, perfumed, pungent, remindful, reminiscent, scented, sweet smelling; concepts 267,529,598 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 redolent — [[t]re̱dələnt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, usu ADJ of n If something is redolent of something else, it has features that make you think of that other thing. [LITERARY] ...percussion instruments, redolent of Far Eastern cultures. ...a sad tale …

    English dictionary

  • 9 redolent — adj. (formal) redolent of, with (redolent of honeysuckle) * * * [ redələnt] with (redolent of honeysuckle) (formal) redolent of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 redolent — red|o|lent [ˈredəl ənt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of redolere to send out a smell , from olere to smell ] 1.) formal making you think of something = ↑reminiscent redolent of ▪ a style redolent of the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 redolent — red|o|lent [ red(ə)lənt ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) redolent of reminding you of something: REMINISCENT OF: The building was redolent of the 1950s. 2. ) redolent of/with smelling of something: The air was redolent with the smell of wood smoke. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 redolent — UK [ˈred(ə)lənt] / US adjective literary 1) reminding you of something redolent of: The building was redolent of the 1950s. 2) smelling of something redolent of/with: The air was redolent with the smell of wood smoke. Derived word: redolence noun …

    English dictionary

  • 13 redolent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin redolent , redolens, present participle of redolēre to emit a scent, from re , red + olēre to smell more at odor Date: 15th century 1. exuding fragrance ; aromatic 2. a. full of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 redolent — redolence, redolency, n. redolently, adv. /red l euhnt/, adj. 1. having a pleasant odor; fragrant. 2. odorous or smelling (usually fol. by of): redolent of garlic. 3. suggestive; reminiscent (usually fol. by of): verse redolent of Shakespeare.… …

    Universalium

  • 15 redolent — adjective formal 1 redolent of making you think of something: a style redolent of the sixties 2 smelling strongly of something: The air was redolent with roses. redolence noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 redolent — adjective /ˈrɛd.əl.ənt,ˈrɛd.əʊ.lənt,ˈrɛd.əl.ənt/ a) fragrant or aromatic; having a sweet scent His breath is already redolent of whiskey. b) having the smell of the article in question. Stephen, that is when the accosting figure came to close… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 redolent — [14] Etymologically, something that is redolent of something ‘smells’ of it. The word comes ultimately from Latin olēre ‘smell’, which was derived from the same base as produced English odour. Combination with the prefix re ‘back’ resulted in… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 redolent — [ rɛd(ə)l(ə)nt] adjective 1》 (redolent of/with) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of.     ↘literary strongly smelling of. 2》 archaic or literary fragrant. Derivatives redolence noun redolently adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 redolent — red•o•lent [[t]ˈrɛd l ənt[/t]] adj. 1) having a pleasant odor; fragrant 2) odorous or smelling (usu. fol. by of): redolent of garlic[/ex] 3) suggestive; reminiscent (usu. fol. by of) • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L redolent , s. of redolēns,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 redolent — /ˈrɛdələnt / (say reduhluhnt) adjective 1. having a pleasant smell; fragrant. –phrase 2. redolent of, a. smelling of. b. suggestive or reminiscent of: stories redolent of mystery. {Middle English, from Latin redolens, present participle, giving… …

    Australian English dictionary