Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

From Latin dulcis sweet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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).

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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.

    The Rosary

  • It is like changing from the great _diapason_ to the _dulciana_ stop.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

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