The definition of dulcet is sweet to hear, taste or smell.adjective
An example of something dulcet is the dulcet tones of a string quartet.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- soothing or pleasant to hear; sweet-sounding; melodious
- Archaic sweet to taste or smell
Origin: ME doucet < OFr, dim. of douz, sweet < L dulcis, sweet < ? IE base *dḷku-, sweet > Gr glykys
- dulcetly adverb
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- a. Pleasing to the ear; melodious.b. Having a soothing, agreeable quality.
- Archaic Sweet to the taste.
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Latin dulcis) of Middle English doucet, from Old French, diminutive of douce, feminine of doux, sweet, from Latin dulcis.
- dulˈcet·ly adverb