dulcet


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dul·cet

 (dŭl′sĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Pleasing to the ear; melodious.
b. Having a soothing, agreeable quality.
2. Archaic Sweet to the taste.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin dulcis) of Middle English doucet, from Old French, diminutive of douce, feminine of doux, sweet, from Latin dulcis.]

dul′cet·ly adv.

dulcet

(ˈdʌlsɪt)
adj
(of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet
[C14: from Latin dulcis sweet]
ˈdulcetly adv
ˈdulcetness, dulcitude n

dul•cet

(ˈdʌl sɪt)

adj.
1. pleasant to the ear; melodious.
2. pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.
3. Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell.
[1400–15; late Middle English doucet < Middle French (feminine) < Latin dulcis sweet]
dul′cet•ly, adv.
dul′cet•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dulcet - extremely pleasant in a gentle way; "the most dulcet swimming on the most beautiful and remote beaches"
pleasant - affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"
2.dulcet - pleasing to the eardulcet - pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"
melodic, melodious, musical - containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"

dulcet

dulcet

adjective
Resembling or having the effect of music, especially pleasing music:
Translations

dulcet

[ˈdʌlsɪt] ADJdulce, suave

dulcet

adj (liter, hum, iro)wohlklingend, melodisch; so nice to hear her/his dulcet tones again (hum, iro)wie nett, ihre liebliche/seine sonore Stimme wieder zu hören (hum, iro)

dulcet

[ˈdʌlsɪt] adj (liter, hum) → soave
I thought I heard your dulcet tones (hum) → mi pareva di aver sentito la tua dolce voce
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Anon out of the earth a Fabrick huge Rose like an Exhalation, with the sound Of Dulcet Symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a Temple, where PILASTERS round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With Golden Architrave; nor did there want Cornice or Freeze, with bossy Sculptures grav'n, The Roof was fretted Gold.
Scarce had the rubicund Apollo spread o'er the face of the broad spacious earth the golden threads of his bright hair, scarce had the little birds of painted plumage attuned their notes to hail with dulcet and mellifluous harmony the coming of the rosy Dawn, that, deserting the soft couch of her jealous spouse, was appearing to mortals at the gates and balconies of the Manchegan horizon, when the renowned knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, quitting the lazy down, mounted his celebrated steed Rocinante and began to traverse the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel;'" which in fact he was actually traversing.
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The morning found him still upon the field of action, but in sad and sorrowful condition; suffering the penalties of past pleasures, and calling to mind the captain's dulcet compound, with many a retch and spasm.
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Sparsit; after acknowledging the compliment with a drooping of her dark eyebrows, not altogether so mild in its expression as her voice was in its dulcet tones; 'as regards the intimacies we form at one time, with individuals we were quite ignorant of, at another.
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