Allow four liters of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia. Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odors of the dark Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweet, and mystic.At that point I had to back up the CD and relisten, because the word "redolent" had definitely been pronounced RED-elent, rather than reDOLEnt.
A brief glance at a dictionary confirmed that for 40+ years I've been mispronouncing that word in my head when reading it, starting with Faulkner:
The clean, spartan room was redolent of Sunday. William Faulkner, Light in AugustAnd on and on...
The air was redolent with the odor of flowers; the nose was constantly amazed by it. Stephen King, Carrie.The BBC production was narrated by Stephen Fry. Lesson for the day: if you think you've caught Stephen Fry in an English language mistake, you're probably wrong. You learn something every day.
M. Bouc`s tone was redolent of heartfelt disgust. Agatha Christie, Murder On The Orient Express.
The pale green buds were sticky with resin and redolent of rotting fruit. Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air.
A furry redolence of cinnamon arose from the sack, wafted across Jessica. Frank Herbert, Dune.
Florentino Ariza was looking after his guests in the main salon of the ship, still redolent of fresh paint and tar, when there was a burst of applause on the docks, and the band struck up a triumphal march. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera.
Citations via Verbal Workout.