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Redolent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    redolent adj
  1. serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics" [syn: evocative, redolent of(p), remindful, reminiscent, reminiscent of(p)]
  2. (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey" [syn: redolent(p), smelling(p)]
  3. having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford [syn: aromatic]
Redolent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 followed by of. ``Honey redolent of spring.'' --Dryden. -- Red"o*lent*ly, adv. Gales . . . redolent of joy and youth. --Gray.
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    • Dutch cleaning firm whites-only hiring policy prompts angry response
      In a row eerily redolent of apartheid in South Africa or the “colour bar” in the United States, a Dutch cleaning company has caused a storm of controversy by declaring it has a whites-only staff recruitment policy – and works only for white customers. Read more on this news related to 'Redolent'
    • Cheatahs: Cheatahs – review
      (Wichita) Cheatahs' debut album is so redolent of late-1980s/early 1990s shoegaze and US college rock that every listen has you digging through the rest of your record collection, trying to figure out who they most remind you of. It's My Bloody Valentine ! No, it's Ride ! Or the Swirlies ? Maybe Polvo ? Each time the answer gets closer, yet further awa Read more on this news related to 'Redolent'
    • Quilt: Held in Splendor – review
      (Mexican Summer) The thank-yous on the sleeve of Quilt 's second album include not just the usual family and friends, but also a list of nature-related influences, from blizzards to mountains to "the stars in New Hampshire". The Boston psych-folk trio's music is redolent of those things – this is an album that defies you to believe it was made Read more on this news related to 'Redolent'

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