Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a gentle and sweet manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, sweet: an instruction to the performer that the music is to be executed softly and sweetly.
  • noun A soft-toned organ-stop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Mus.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth, and delicate execution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb gently and sweetly

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Italian, sweet, from Latin dulcis.]

Examples

  • 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 Italian Summer

  • 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 Italian Summer

  • 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 Italian Summer

  • 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 Italian Summer

  • 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.

    REVIEW: Fast Forward 1 edited by Lou Anders

  • The type of Gorgonzola required is the creamy, almost runny, cheese called dolce, not the drier sharper variety.

    How To Cook Italian

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • 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.

    Honey-Glazed Bartlett Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Salad

  • 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.

    CHS Capitol Hill Seattle capitolhillseattle.com

  • 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.

    Italy's Draghi Aims to Ease German Doubt

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