Definition of dulciana in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəlsēˈanə/ /-ˈänə/


An organ stop, typically with small conical open metal pipes.
Example sentences
  • These had an accident and all need their slots cut off, but dulcianas shouldn't have slots anyways.
  • That is indeed what a large number of detuned dulcianas sound like at once!
  • The volume of sound ranges from near inaudibility in dulcianas, to medium intensity in salicionals, to unbelievably loud in theater organ solo strings.


Late 18th century: via medieval Latin from Latin dulcis 'sweet'.

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