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redolent (adj) suggestive of something; smelling strongly of something.

A person's style of dressing is redolent of the designs of his times, that is, it brings to your mind the style that is in fashion in his times. A personís taste is redolent of the taste of his times if their taste is the same, as the majority taste of their times. The atmosphere is redolent with the smell of roses, if you feel a strong smell of roses in the air. The breeze near a garden is redolent with the smell of different flowers, if it is filled with the smell of different flowers. A bookshop is redolent with the smell of new books.

  • The short stories and novels of Mark Twain are redolent with the life on the banks of the Mississippi. You read any novel of his and you are sure to get a very good picture of the life in the region in his days.
  • As they approached the lonely beach, they found the air redolent with the smell of fish. As they wandered along it, they could not miss the smell.
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