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dulcet

Syllabification: dul·cet
Pronunciation: /ˈdəlsət
 
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Definition of dulcet in English:

adjective

(Especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically): record the dulcet tones of your family and friends
More example sentences
  • I have lost count of the lunching conversations I've missed because of wailing sirens, farting trucks and the dulcet thrub of pneumatic drill tucking into tarmac.
  • His dulcet tones and objective professionalism in describing the game brought an otherwise boring game to life.
  • It's not unknown for the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra to be heard on the team's ghetto blaster in the changing rooms prior to kick-off.
Synonyms
sweet, soothing, mellow, honeyed, mellifluous, euphonious, pleasant, agreeable;
melodious, melodic, lilting, lyrical, silvery, golden

Origin

late Middle English doucet, from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux, from Latin dulcis 'sweet'. The Latin form influenced the modern spelling.

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  • Dulcet as in dulcet tones was spelt doucet earlier, from an Old French diminutive of doux, from Latin dulcis ‘sweet’. The Latin form influenced the modern spelling.

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