dulcet

  • 1 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

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

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 dulcet — dul|cet [ dʌlsət ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY a dulcet sound is soft and pleasant someone s dulcet tones HUMOROUS the sound of someone s voice as they speak …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 dulcet — UK [ˈdʌlsɪt] / US [ˈdʌlsət] adjective mainly literary a dulcet sound is soft and pleasant • someone s dulcet tones …

    English dictionary

  • 14 dulcet — dulcetly, adv. dulcetness, n. /dul sit/, adj. 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. n. 4. an organ stop resembling …

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  • 15 dulcet — adj. Dulcet is used with these nouns: ↑tone …

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  • 16 dulcet — adjective the dulcet sounds of the zither Syn: sweet, soothing, mellow, honeyed, mellifluous, euphonious, pleasant, agreeable; melodious, melodic, lilting, lyrical, silvery, golden Ant: harsh …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 dulcet — adjective /ˈdʌl.sɪt,ˈdʌl.sət/ a) Sweet, especially when describing voice or tones; melodious. b) Generally pleasing; agreeable. Syn: agreeable, soothing, sugary …

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  • 18 dulcet — Synonyms and related words: achingly sweet, affable, agreeable, agreeable sounding, amiable, amicable, appealing, ariose, arioso, blissful, canorous, cantabile, catchy, cheerful, compatible, complaisant, congenial, cordial, desirable, en rapport …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 dulcet — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. melodious, sweet sounding, euphonious; see harmonious 1 , musical 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. melodious, pleasing, pleasant, sweet, agreeable. ANT.: discordant III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Resembling or …

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  • 20 dulcet — dul·cet || dÊŒlsɪt adj. sweet, pleasant …

    English contemporary dictionary