Archive for October 26th, 2012
- fragrant or aromatic; having a sweet scent.
- having the smell of the article in question.
- suggestive or reminiscent (idiom)
Used in a sentence:
- Strangely the creature was very redolent, which was a nice counter-point to pointy teeth, leathery skin, wicked looking claws, and generally distasteful visage.
I think this is the first weird word that also has an idiom meaning! This means that the last possible meaning of the word redolent, that is suggestive or reminiscent, was popularized through speech despite any etymology or relation to prior meanings. It is rather like the phrase “Raining cats and dogs” or “dig up”. Otherwise I rather like this word for its actual meaning. It is a nice descriptor word for smelly stuff.