a children’s game in which one player stands guard over a stone on a rock while the other players attempt to knock it off by throwing another stone in turn: if the thrower is tagged by the guard while trying to recover the stone, the two players then change positions.
noun A person of short stature (1930s+)
- Dulce de leche
noun a Latin-American concoction of caramel and sweet cream, as a spread or flavoring for something like ice cream Word Origin Spanish ‘milk jam’ or ‘sweet milk’ Usage Note cooking
[doo l-ke et de-koh-room est proh pah-tree-ah moh-ree; English duhl-see et di-kawr-uh m est proh pey-tree-uh mawr-ahy, mohr-ahy, -kohr-uh m] /ˈdʊl kɛ ɛt dɛˈkoʊ rum ɛst proʊ ˈpɑ triˌɑ ˈmoʊ ri; English ˈdʌl si ɛt dɪˈkɔr əm ɛst proʊ ˈpeɪ tri ə ˈmɔr aɪ, ˈmoʊr aɪ, -ˈkoʊr əm/ Latin. 1. sweet and fitting it is […]
[duhl-sit] /ˈdʌl sɪt/ adjective 1. pleasant to the ear; melodious: the dulcet tones of the cello. 2. pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing. 3. Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell. noun 4. an organ stop resembling the dulciana but an octave higher. /ˈdʌlsɪt/ adjective 1. (of a sound) soothing or […]