Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being redolent. See Synonyms at fragrance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being redolent
  • n. An evocative fragrance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being redolent; sweetness of scent; pleasant odor; fragrance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being redolent; sweetness of scent; fragrance; perfume.
  • n. Synonyms See smell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Aeolus, that bastard son of Hippotes (a typical wite man), reined in the winds like so many horses 'corpses (they were not real horses, but like pinochio they stank awfully), decided at a blink that he would have no more of this stillness (silly chinaman0), and like Leland Archer he woke from his stupor screaming about Japanese dreams and the' redolence 'of "sameness" - and alway to samness says th fdsljf rj

    The Sea at Sea (or Why is There a Question Instead of Not a Question)

  • Books preserve, daintily, the redolence of their first reading—the beach, that apartment, that attack of croup, that flight to Indonesia.

    The Joy of Reading 'Pinocchio'—On Paper

  • So he was left to the unexplainable clatter-bangs of the night, the hiss of neighbours 'household furnaces, and he may have written in a drunken pique, "the redolence of the snow ape."

    Excerpt from Crackle

  • It was not the aroma of trees among other smells in the forest, among damp dirt and toadstools and cinnamon ferns, but the redolence of trees freshly felled and limbed.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • The other smells weren't hidden by the omnipresent odor: the sour redolence of corn mash, the fresh tang of the straw underfoot, the distant sweetness of apple blossom coming in through the window.

    Magnificent Pigs

  • Heaped next to it is an untidy stack of slender oak and mesquite branches, the leña -- firewood -- responsible for the patio's distinctive smoky redolence.

    Huellas ...Dona Carlota

  • He uses what in Washington is sharp language (we could give 'em lessons down here), saying that this comment was "disgraceful," that remark "tragically flawed," and this action was "unconscionable" ... and he is very circumspect about his candidacy, avoiding the redolence of narcissism that seems to cling to most presidential candidates like the odor of a wet fart.

    Stan Goff: PING & PONG: you are the ball

  • I smelled the screen to check if the romantic redolence was as real as the words.

    blog: The ethics of blogging

  • Usually the first thing we do with a new batch of stock, is dip in a ladle, as we are in too much of a hurry to even drain it, having been teased and tortured with the redolence of chicken for a couple of hours, pour it into cups that already contain home made noodles and hungrily devour the soup.

    At My Table

  • Thanks, Maya for bringing back that nostalgia, redolence and joys.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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