dulcet
adjective Etymology: Middle English doucet, from Anglo-French, from duz, douz sweet, from Latin dulcis; perhaps akin to Greek glykys sweet Date: 14th century 1. sweet to the taste 2. pleasing to the ear <
dulcet tones
>
3. generally pleasing or agreeable <
a dulcet smile
>
dulcetly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dulcet — Dul cet, a. [OF. doucet, dim. of dous sweet, F. doux, L. dulcis; akin to Gr. ? . Cf. {Doucet}.] 1. Sweet to the taste; luscious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She tempers dulcet creams. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dulcet — index nectarous, palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dulcet — late 14c., from O.Fr. doucet, dim. of doux sweet, earlier dulz, from L. dulcis, from PIE *dlk wi , suffixed form of root *dlk u sweet (Cf. GLUCOSE (Cf. glucose)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dulcet — *sweet, engaging, winning, winsome Analogous words: *soft, gentle, mild, balmy, lenient: serene, *calm, tranquil: harmonious, consonant, accordant, concordant (see corresponding nouns at HARMONY) Antonyms: grating …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dulcet — [adj] melodious agreeable, musical, pleasing to the ear, pleasurable, sweet, sweetsounding; concept 594 …   New thesaurus

  • dulcet — ► ADJECTIVE often ironic ▪ (of a sound) sweet and soothing. ORIGIN Old French doucet, from Latin dulcis sweet …   English terms dictionary

  • dulcet — [dul′sit] adj. [ME doucet < OFr, dim. of douz, sweet < L dulcis, sweet < ? IE base * dḷku , sweet > Gr glykys] 1. soothing or pleasant to hear; sweet sounding; melodious 2. Archaic sweet to taste or smell dulcetly adv …   English World dictionary

  • dulcet — [[t]dʌ̱lsɪt[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A dulcet voice is one that is gentle and pleasant to listen to. [LITERARY] Quickly, in her dulcet voice, Tamara told him what had happened. 2) PHRASE: with poss People often use the expression dulcet tones to refer… …   English dictionary

  • dulcet — adjective 1 sb s dulcet tones humorous someone s voice: Is the boss in yet? I thought I heard his dulcet tones. 2 literary dulcet sounds are soft and pleasant to hear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dulcet — dul|cet [ˈdʌlsıt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: doucet, from douz sweet ] sb s dulcet tones someone s voice used humorously ▪ Basil s dulcet tones could be heard in the corridor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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