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- n. An organ stop with a sweet tone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sweet-toned stop of an organ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In organ-building, a stop having metal pipes of small scale, and giving thin, incisive, somewhat string-like tones. The word was formerly applied to a reed stop of delicate tone. See dulcian. Also called dolcan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the organ stop having a tone of soft sweet string quality
He devoted himself to the medieval music ( studying with the psaltery and the provenzal harp), to the Renaissance music, with the studying of the wind instruments ( chalmey, dulciana, cromorni and straight flutes).
Memory's pearls, in all the purity of their gleaming preciousness, were counted one by one by the flute and dulciana; and the sadder tones of the waldflute proclaimed the finding of the cross.
It is like changing from the great _diapason_ to the _dulciana_ stop.
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