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douce

adjective \ˈdüs\

Definition of DOUCE

chiefly Scottish
:  sober, sedate <the douce faces of the mourners — L. J. A. Bell>
douce·ly adverb, chiefly Scottish

Origin of DOUCE

Middle English, sweet, pleasant, from Anglo-French, from feminine of duz, douz, from Latin dulcis sweet — more at dulcet
First Known Use: 1721

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