- a ladylove; sweetheart.
Origin of dulcinea
Examples from the Web for dulcinea
And there he would sing to Dulcinea, his platonic and only love.The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
A swain touched then his lute, or whatever you may call it, to his Dulcinea.The Lady and the Pirate
The papers say Sylvia, your Dulcinea, has inherited a million.The Opal Serpent
When we are young, and in love, do we go to visit Dulcinea or her brother Tom?The Youth of Jefferson
J. E. Cooke.
But his Dulcinea had wrought most wonderfully on his imagination.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
- a man's sweetheart
Word Origin and History for dulcinea
"sweetheart," 1748, from the name of Don Quixote's mistress in Cervantes' romance, the name a Spanish fem. derivative of Latin dulce "sweet."