Simple Definition of dulcet
: pleasant to hear
Full Definition of dulcet
1 : sweet to the taste
2 : pleasing to the ear <dulcet tones>
3 : generally pleasing or agreeable <a dulcet smile>
Examples of dulcet
the dulcet tones of her voice
<although she flashed a dulcet smile, she was secretly seething with resentment>
Origin of dulcet
Middle English doucet, from Anglo-French, from duz, douz sweet, from Latin dulcis; perhaps akin to Greek glykys sweet
First Known Use: 14th century
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