[ duhl-sit ]
/ ˈdʌl sɪt /


pleasant to the ear; melodious: the dulcet tones of the cello.
pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.
Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell.


an organ stop resembling the dulciana but an octave higher.

Origin of dulcet

1350–1400; obsolete dulce (< Latin, neuter of dulcis sweet) + -et; replacing Middle English doucet < Middle French; see douce

Related forms

dul·cet·ly, adverbdul·cet·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dulcet


/ (ˈdʌlsɪt) /


(of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet

Derived Forms

dulcetly, adverbdulcetness, noun

Word Origin for dulcet

C14: from Latin dulcis sweet
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