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dulcet

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adjective dul·cet \ˈdəl-sət\

Simple Definition of dulcet

  • : pleasant to hear

Full Definition of dulcet

  1. 1 :  sweet to the taste

  2. 2 :  pleasing to the ear <dulcet tones>

  3. 3 :  generally pleasing or agreeable <a dulcet smile>

dul·cet·ly adverb

Examples of dulcet

  1. the dulcet tones of her voice

  2. <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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