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[duhl-sit] /ˈdʌl sɪt/

pleasant to the ear; melodious:
the dulcet tones of the cello.
pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.
Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell.
an organ stop resembling the dulciana but an octave higher.
(of a sound) soothing or pleasant; sweet

late 14c., from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux “sweet,” earlier dulz, from Latin dulcis, from PIE *dlk-wi-, suffixed form of root *dlk-u- “sweet” (cf. glucose).


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