Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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dulcet

[duhl-sit]

adjective
1. pleasant to the ear; melodious: the dulcet tones of the cello.
2. pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.
3. Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell.
noun
4. an organ stop resembling the dulciana but an octave higher.

Origin:
1350–1400; obsolete dulce (< Latin, neuter of dulcis sweet) + -et; replacing Middle English doucet < Middle French; see douce
Related forms
dul·cet·ly, adverb
dul·cet·ness, noun


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