The dulcet sounds of a violin.
An example of something dulcet is the dulcet tones of a string quartet.
- soothing or pleasant to hear; sweet-sounding; melodious
- Archaic sweet to taste or smell
Origin of dulcetMiddle English doucet ; from OFr, diminutive of douz, sweet ; from Classical Latin dulcis, sweet ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form d?ku-, sweet from source Classical Greek glykys
- a. Pleasing to the ear; melodious.b. Having a soothing, agreeable quality.
- Archaic Sweet to the taste.
Origin of dulcetAlteration (influenced by Latin dulcis) of Middle English doucet, from Old French, diminutive of douce, feminine of doux, sweet, from Latin dulcis.