Definition of dulcet in English:
- Instead of the dulcet sounds of ‘Silent Night’, there are imprecations emanating from the kitchen.
- As I'm in the bakery, I hear the dulcet tones of what sounds like klezmer music being played through an ice-cream van.
- You'll just have to imagine what my dulcet tones sound like.
Late Middle English doucet, from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux, from Latin dulcis 'sweet'. The Latin form influenced the modern spelling.
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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