Word-Loving Wednesday: Redolent


On Wednesdays, I show some love to relatively unknown, underused or under-appreciated words. This week’s word is:



– Strongly reminiscent or suggestive (of something)
– Strongly smelling of something
– Fragrant
Example: The room was redolent of old, rotting flowers.
Pronunciation: RED-oh-lent

I don’t think I’ve never heard this word before, but I think it’s fantastic! I reckon it would be really useful for building atmosphere in a story or poem (or any piece of writing, really). Maybe it could even work in a song? Challenge accepted! (Maybe.)

Will you join me in attempting to use the word “redolent” at least once this week? Be sure to report back here regarding the context in which you used it! And if you’d like to nominate a word for Word-Loving Wednesday, simply post it in the comments section below!

Photo courtesy of Trevor on Flickr.

4 Thoughts on “Word-Loving Wednesday: Redolent

  1. Emily on 5 June, 2014 at 9:45 am said:

    Ah, thank you, thank you Mali! I’m loving this series, and so far all the words have been new to me! Very cool…

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