redolence

noun
red·​o·​lence | \ ˈre-də-lən(t)s How to pronounce redolence (audio) \

Definition of redolence

1 : an often pungent or agreeable odor
2 : the quality or state of being redolent

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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

Examples of redolence in a Sentence

breathed in the redolence of the apple orchard the redolence of fir trees always reminds me of Christmas
Recent Examples on the Web To celebrate the occasion, Green’s son, Grant Green Jr. — a guitarist of cool, unhurried disposition, bearing the striking redolence of his father’s style — leads an all-star band at Jazz Standard. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 28 June 2018 This new sound often bears the markings of calypso, Afrobeat, grime and drum ’n’ bass, plus the spiritual jazz of the 1960s and ’70s, and an abiding redolence of Indian classical. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Ambassadors of London’s Rebooted, Revitalized Jazz Scene Come to New York," 29 Aug. 2017 A huge pot bubbles on the stove at the yellow guest house for hours, filling the air with the cloying redolence of burning tires. Cheryl Katz, Smithsonian, "Disappearing Puffins Bring an Icelandic Hunting Tradition Under Scrutiny," 17 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of redolence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Redolence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redolence. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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