American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In a gentle and sweet manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, sweet: an instruction to the performer that the music is to be executed softly and sweetly.
- n. A soft-toned organ-stop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. (Mus.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth, and delicate execution.
- adv. gently and sweetly
- From Italian, sweet, from Latin dulcis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I am tired of the phrase dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, but what better way is there to describe that day?”
“The meaning of Johannes Brahms '"p dolce" is the center of the mystery and both characters, the handsome Kristian and the plain Frederica, are desperate to learn the secret.”
“The type of Gorgonzola required is the creamy, almost runny, cheese called dolce, not the drier sharper variety.”
“It’s a salad I’ve been making for years, but this year, I made it a little better by using gorgonzola dolce, which is aged for less time than regular gorgonzola cheese, making it milder and softer; it goes especially well with pears.”
“As city preps new design guidelines, which Cap Hill buildings do you love, hate? tidbitbistro: ... and by the the way, in Italian the word 'dolce' is used for both 'dessert' and sweet. bneck: No. 11 UW plays No. 6 Marquette at 4: 20 on Thurs in first of the March Madness games.”
“What is more, Italy's history of lax economic management has come to be associated in Germany with a cultural stereotype: Of profligate Mediterraneans who are more interested in leading la dolce vita than in gathering their nuts for winter.”
“I realised something was happening three years ago when a beach kiosk from further down the sands floated past us in a storm, said Paolo Moscia, a lifeguard at the nudist section at Capocotta, which has drawn a mixture of gay bathers, ministers, musicians and hip film directors since Allen Ginsberg hung out there in the 1950s, and wild high-society drug parties gave birth to la dolce vita.”
“This dolce vita was, as Starr makes clear, a democratic one: the ranch houses with their sliding glass doors and orange trees in the backyard might have been more sprawling in La Cañada and Orinda than they were in the working-class suburbs of Lakewood and Hayward, but family and social life in nearly all of them centered on the patio, the barbecue, and the swimming pool.”
“This historic bar, with liveried waiters serving Campari to a well-dressed clientele, may be the most elegantly "dolce vita" of Rome's watering holes.”
“Here and in the dense network of alleys west of Piazza Navona, restaurants, wine bars, cocktail spots and nightclubs keep a new dolce vita alive much to the chagrin of residents.”
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