[ UK /ɹˈɛdələnt/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɛdəɫənt/ ]
  1. having a strong pleasant odor
    the pine woods were more redolent
  2. serving to bring to mind
    a campaign redolent of machine politics
    cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note
  3. (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
    the hall was redolent of floor wax
    air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey
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How To Use redolent In A Sentence

  • The very beetle climbing a rough willow is redolent of flowers. The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing
  • The constitution of the League was termed by Mr. Wilson a Covenant, a word redolent of biblical and puritanical times, which accorded well with the motives that decided him to prefer Geneva to Brussels as the seat of the League, and to adopt other measures of a supposed political character. The Inside Story of the Peace Conference
  • The flavour, however, is less sugary than you might be led to expect, salty and redolent of rosemary, garlic and vinegar.
  • Henley Compact Offices are quirky sheds with curved roofs redolent of gypsy caravans.
  • This is an ambitious 18-track programme piece redolent of the history, mystery, and eloquent loneliness in the Border hills of the composer's childhood.
  • The air in the church had been redolent with incense, thick and sweet-smelling.
  • Gone was the safe, familiar home, set amidst a tumble of rolling, well-tilled fields dotted with farm buildings, and grassy meads redolent with the scent of wildflowers.
  • When Bobby Fischer met Boris Spassky at the 1972 World Chess Championship, the event was redolent with the superpower politics of the Cold War.
  • It is a measure of the muddle that is Ms. Gallagher's book that she doesn't find anything odd about describing the lure of a rural life redolent of 19th-century America as a type of "neophilia. Taking a Novel Approach to Life
  • They are strong, redolent of the dignity of human life, and contrary to many images of female nudity.
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