Definition of dulcet in English:
(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.
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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan