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Definitions for dulcet
ˈdʌl sɪtdul·cet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dulcetadjective

    extremely pleasant in a gentle way

    "the most dulcet swimming on the most beautiful and remote beaches"

  2. dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweetadjective

    pleasing to the ear

    "the dulcet tones of the cello"

Wiktionary

  1. dulcetadjective

    Sweet, especially when describing voice or tones; melodious.

    Etymology: From dulcis.

  2. dulcetadjective

    Generally pleasing; agreeable.

    Etymology: From dulcis.

  3. dulcetadjective

    Sweet to the taste.

    Etymology: From dulcis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dulcetadjective

    sweet to the taste; luscious

    Etymology: [OF. doucet, dim. of dous sweet, F. doux, L. dulcis; akin to Gr. . Cf. Doucet.]

  2. Dulcetadjective

    sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious

    Etymology: [OF. doucet, dim. of dous sweet, F. doux, L. dulcis; akin to Gr. . Cf. Doucet.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dulcet

    duls′et, adj. sweet to the taste, or to the ear: melodious, harmonious.—n. Dulcificā′tion.—adj. Dulcif′luous, flowing sweetly.—v.t. Dul′cify, to make sweet.—ns. Dulcil′oquy, a soft manner of speaking; Dul′cite, Dul′citol, Dul′cose, a saccharine substance derived from various plants—in its crude form, Madagascar manna; Dul′citude, sweetness.—Dulcified spirit, a compound of alcohol with mineral acid. [O. Fr. doucet, dim. of dols (Fr. doux)—L. dulcis, sweet.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dulcet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dulcet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dulcet in a Sentence

  1. George Will:

    He speaks in such modulated, dulcet tones that we tend to sometimes miss some of the harsh things he is saying, so he’s got a rhetorical record that is going to get more scrutiny.

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