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Definition of "redolent" [red•o•lent]

  • Having or emitting fragrance; aromatic. (adjective)
  • Suggestive; reminiscent: a campaign redolent of machine politics. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "redolent" in a sentence
  • "Enter the houbara bustard, with a name redolent of leather-jacketed young men gunning their motorcycles and a courtship display to match."
  • "Harrison's new collection, "The Farmer's Daughter" - a title redolent of Merle Haggard or off-color barroom jokes or both, depending on your referents - contains three stories that feature, among their sprawling casts, several lusty adolescent boys (including one with a clubfoot and one who's a werewolf); an aged rancher, who, at 73, on his "last conscious day" of life, gingerly gropes a"
  • "Unfortunately, Johnson's thunder was silenced -- his reign curtailed -- by the guns and bombs of Vietnam and a challenge from Robert Kennedy, another name redolent of tragedy."