Origin of dulcet
Examples from the Web for dulcet
"You're a little hard on me, Mrs. Shairp," he said, in dulcet tones.Under False Pretences|Adeline Sergeant
The drain-pipe was dripping, a dulcet and lively song: drippety drip drip dribble, drippety drip drip drip.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
I pushed my way in and asked him, in my most dulcet tone, if I could get an upper berth to New Orleans.The Burial of the Guns|Thomas Nelson Page
She shaped them like Mini-balls, that they might traverse unerringly to the cell of most dulcet digestion.Mount Rainier|Various
But all realized that somewhere behind that dulcet voice and the gentle manner was a heart of flint and nerves of steel.
British Dictionary definitions for dulcet
Word Origin for dulcet
Word Origin and History for dulcet
late 14c., from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux "sweet," earlier dulz, from Latin dulcis, from PIE *dlk-wi-, suffixed form of root *dlk-u- "sweet" (cf. glucose).