an organ stop having metal pipes and giving thin, incisive, somewhat stringlike tones.
Origin of dulciana
< Medieval Latin,
equivalent to Latin dulci(s
) sweet + -āna,
feminine of -ānus -an
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Examples from the Web for dulciana
Historical Examples of dulciana
Most organs have a Dulciana stop in the treble which corresponds with the Diapason in the bass.
It is like changing from the great diapason to the dulciana stop.
This family was practically represented by the Dulciana and by the old slow-speaking German Gamba.
British Dictionary definitions for dulciana
a sweet-toned organ stop, controlling metal pipes of narrow scale
Word Origin for dulciana
C18: from Latin dulcis sweet
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