dolce

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

adjective

sweet; soft.

noun

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

Origin of dolce

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

/ (ˈdɒltʃɪ, Italian ˈdoltʃe) /

adjective, adverb

music (to be performed) gently and sweetly

Word Origin for dolce

Italian: sweet
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