dolce

[ dohl-chey; Italian dawl-che ]
/ ˈdoʊl tʃeɪ; Italian ˈdɔl tʃɛ /
Music.
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adjective

sweet; soft.

noun

an instruction to the performer that the music is to be executed softly and sweetly.
a soft-toned organ stop.

Nearby words

  1. dojo,
  2. dol,
  3. dol.,
  4. dolabriform,
  5. dolby,
  6. dolce far niente,
  7. dolce vita,
  8. dolcelatte,
  9. doldrums,
  10. dole

Origin of dolce

1840–50; < Italian < Latin dulcis savory, sweet; see dulcet

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British Dictionary definitions for dolce

dolce

/ (ˈdɒltʃɪ, Italian ˈdoltʃe) /

adjective, adverb

music (to be performed) gently and sweetly

Word Origin for dolce

Italian: sweet

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