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