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[duhl-see-an-uh, -ah-nuh] /ˌdʌl siˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə/
an organ stop having metal pipes and giving thin, incisive, somewhat stringlike tones.
Origin of dulciana
1770-80; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin dulci(s) sweet + -āna, feminine of -ānus -an Unabridged
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  • It is like changing from the great diapason to the dulciana stop.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • This family was practically represented by the dulciana and by the old slow-speaking German Gamba.

  • Most organs have a dulciana stop in the treble which corresponds with the Diapason in the bass.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
British Dictionary definitions for dulciana


a sweet-toned organ stop, controlling metal pipes of narrow scale
Word Origin
C18: from Latin dulcis sweet
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