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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.]
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(of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet
[C14: from Latin dulcis sweet]
ˈdulcetness, dulcitude n
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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]
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|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 ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"|
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adjective sweet, pleasing, musical, charming, pleasant, honeyed, delightful, soothing, agreeable, harmonious, melodious, mellifluous, euphonious, mellifluent her beautiful, dulcet voice
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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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