[ duhl-sit ]
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  1. pleasant to the ear; melodious: the dulcet tones of the cello.

  2. pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.

  1. Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell.

  1. 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

Other words for dulcet

Other words from dulcet

  • dul·cet·ly, adverb
  • dul·cet·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dulcet


/ (ˈdʌlsɪt) /

  1. (of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet

Origin of dulcet

C14: from Latin dulcis sweet

Derived forms of dulcet

  • dulcetly, adverb
  • dulcetness, noun

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