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 (dōl′chā′) Music
adv. & adj.
In a gentle and sweet manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

[From Italian, sweet, from Latin dulcis.]
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(ˈdɒltʃɪ; Italian ˈdoltʃe)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) gently and sweetly
[Italian: sweet]
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(ˈdoʊl tʃeɪ)

Music. sweet; soft.
[1840–50; < Italian]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dolce - gently and sweetly
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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