adjective dul·cet \ˈdəl-sət\

: pleasant to hear

Full Definition of DULCET

:  sweet to the taste
:  pleasing to the ear <dulcet tones>
:  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

Related to DULCET

agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, pleasant, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome


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