adjective or adverb
dol·​ce | \ ˈdōl-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce dolce (audio) \

Definition of dolce

: soft, smooth used as a direction in music

Examples of dolce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the name implies, everything from thank you notes to menus are adorned with dolce-vita lemons and greenery. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Made from the label's signature soft dolce Italian leather, the Mini Doctor Bag is essentially identical to the original, just shrunken down in size. Alex Warner,, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of dolce

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolce

Italian, literally, sweet, from Latin dulcis — more at dulcet

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The first known use of dolce was circa 1847

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“Dolce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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