[ duhl-see-an-uh, -ah-nuh ]
/ ˌdʌl siˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə /


an organ stop having metal pipes and giving thin, incisive, somewhat stringlike tones.

Origin of dulciana

1770–80; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin dulci(s) sweet + -āna, feminine of -ānus -an
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Examples from the Web for dulciana

  • It is like changing from the great diapason to the dulciana stop.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell
  • Most organs have a Dulciana stop in the treble which corresponds with the Diapason in the bass.

    Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
  • This family was practically represented by the Dulciana and by the old slow-speaking German Gamba.

British Dictionary definitions for dulciana

/ (ˌdʌlsɪˈɑːnə) /


a sweet-toned organ stop, controlling metal pipes of narrow scale

Word Origin for dulciana

C18: from Latin dulcis sweet
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