Redolence is the way something smells. You might pause on your way to school to enjoy the redolence of the blooming rose bush on your street. It’s always good to stop and smell the roses!

The word redolence almost always refers to the very best odors and scents. You might pause to enjoy the redolence of a delicious home-cooked meal before dinner, or be particularly fond of the fried dough redolence of the county fair. This noun comes from a related adjective, redolent, which means "emitting an odor" in Old French and comes from the Latin root redolere, "emit a scent."

Definitions of redolence

n a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, sweetness
Type of:
aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell
any property detected by the olfactory system

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