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

dulcetly, adverb
dulcetness, noun


1. musical, tuneful, mellifluous, sweet-sounding.
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dulcet (ˈdʌlsɪt)
 
adj
(of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet
 
[C14: from Latin dulcis sweet]
 
'dulcetly
 
adv
 
'dulcetness
 
n

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dulcet
late 14c., from O.Fr. doucet, dim. of doux "sweet," from L. dulcis, from PIE *dlk-wi-, suffixed form of root *dlk-u- "sweet."
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