dolcian

noun
dol·ci·an | \ ˈdälsēən , ˈdōl- , ˈdȯl- \
variants: or dulcian \ˈdəl- \ or less commonly dolcino \dōlˈchē(ˌ)nō \
plural -s

Definition of dolcian 

1 : a small musical instrument sounding like a bassoon and used in the 16th and 17th centuries

2 or less commonly dulzian \ˈdəlzēən \ : a pipe-organ stop sounding like a bassoon

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History and Etymology for dolcian

dolcian, dulcian alteration of dulciana; dolcino from Italian, modification of Medieval Latin dulciana

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