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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Definitions for dulcet

  1. Pleasing to the ear; melodious; harmonious.
  2. Generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable.
  3. (Archaic) Sweet to the taste.

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Citations for dulcet
If you want to catch up with our most famous songster, the nightingale, just visit Minsmere at the end of April, or early May, and stand on the edge of the car park. You'll soon hear the dulcet tones of the poets' favourite bird. Stephen Moss, The Guardian
Amanda . . . rages at her young 'uns in a voice that may have been full of dulcet notes when she turned the heads of her gentleman callers in her youth, but has now grown hard-edged and ringing, like a cracked bell. Hal Hinson, Washington Post
Origin of dulcet
Dulcet comes from Old French doucet, diminutive of dous, "sweet," from Latin dulcis, "sweet."