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

  • adjective Pleasing to the ear; melodious.
  • adjective Having a soothing, agreeable quality.
  • adjective Archaic Sweet to the taste.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sweet to the sense, especially of taste; luscious; exquisite; also, melodious; harmonious.
  • Agreeable to the mind.
  • noun The sweetbread.

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

  • adjective obsolete Sweet to the taste; luscious.
  • adjective Sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sweet, especially when describing voice or tones; melodious.
  • adjective Generally pleasing; agreeable.
  • adjective archaic Sweet to the taste.

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

  • adjective pleasing to the ear
  • adjective extremely pleasant in a gentle way


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

[Alteration (influenced by Latin dulcis) of Middle English doucet, from Old French, diminutive of douce, feminine of doux, sweet, from Latin dulcis.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin dulcis ("sweet, pleasant").



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