dolcian

noun dol·ci·an \ˈdälsēən, ˈdōl-, ˈdȯl-\
variants: or

dulcian

\ˈdəl-\ less commonly

dolcino

\dōlˈchē(ˌ)nō\

Definition of dolcian

plural

-s

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of dolcian

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


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