Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[duhl-see-an-uh, -ah-nuh] /ˌdʌl siˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə/
an organ stop having metal pipes and giving thin, incisive, somewhat stringlike tones.
Origin of dulciana
1770-80; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin dulci(s) sweet + -āna, feminine of -ānus -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for dulciana
Historical Examples
  • Most organs have a dulciana stop in the treble which corresponds with the Diapason in the bass.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • It is like changing from the great diapason to the dulciana stop.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • This family was practically represented by the dulciana and by the old slow-speaking German Gamba.

British Dictionary definitions for dulciana


a sweet-toned organ stop, controlling metal pipes of narrow scale
Word Origin
C18: from Latin dulcis sweet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dulciana

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dulciana

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dulciana