an instruction to the performer that the music is to be executed softly and sweetly.
a soft-toned organ stop.
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How to use dolce in a sentence
dolce far NienteNo matter how you feel about Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book, introduced “dolce far niente” to the world.
She began her career as a model at the age of thirteen, modeling for dolce & Gabbana and Dior.‘Spectre’ Casts 50-Year-Old Bond Girl For 007 to Do Sex To | Amy Zimmerman | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When she refused, the dolce and Gabbana designers reportedly threatened to pull tens of millions in advertising.Victoria Beckham Is Selling Her Wardrobe; D&G Threatened Conde Nast Over Exposé | The Fashion Beast Team | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because the sentence in under two years, neither dolce nor Gabbana will actually have to serve jail time.Instagram Attacks Rihanna For Scandalous Photos; Dolce & Gabbana to Appeal Guilty Verdict | The Fashion Beast Team | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Parisians have chic, Italians have la dolce vita, Brits have Evelyn Waugh—and Americans will always have cool.The 100 Coolest Americans Gather at the National Portrait Gallery | William O’Connor | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
McGrath is best known for her runway looks for the likes of dolce & Gabanna, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci.Phoebe Philo Honored by the Queen; Jay Z and Beyonce End Veganism | The Fashion Beast Team | December 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You shall not be meeting your dolce cuore—your sweetheart, this day.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
Take long doses of dolce far niente, and be in no great hurry about anything in this 'varsal world!George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3) | George Eliot
The Latin dulcis, and the Italian dolce, have in many cases the same double signification.
Unless one is brought up to it, the dolce far niente is not an existence we enjoy.Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl | Jenny Wren
It was lying in the boy's hand, with a sort of contented dolce far niente expression on its face.
British Dictionary definitions for dolce
music (to be performed) gently and sweetly
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