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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English doucet, from Old French doucet, from dulz, dulce (sweet, pleasant) + diminutive -et, from Latin dulcis (sweet, pleasant). Cognate with Spanish dulce, French doux, Italian dolce, Portuguese doce, and Romanian dulce.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌl.sɪt/, /ˈdʌl.sət/
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AdjectiveEdit

dulcet

  1. Sweet, especially when describing voice or tones; melodious.
  2. Generally pleasing; agreeable.
  3. (archaic) Sweet to the taste.
    • 1667John Milton, Paradise Lost Book V
      ...for drink the Grape
      She crushes, inoffensive must, and meads
      From many a berry, and from sweet kernels prest
      She tempers dulcet creams...

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