douce

adjective
\ ˈdüs How to pronounce douce (audio) \

Definition of douce

chiefly Scotland
: sober, sedate the douce faces of the mourners— L. J. A. Bell

Other Words from douce

doucely adverb, chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of douce

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for douce

Middle English, sweet, pleasant, from Anglo-French, from feminine of duz, douz, from Latin dulcis sweet — more at dulcet

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“Douce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/douce. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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