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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DULCET

They must be taught to speak in other voices than the dulcet tones of peeresses.

A soft blending Of dulcet instruments came charmingly;950 And then a hymn.

It was no use; he managed somehow to make his dulcet notes heard.

Before the world had hardened it its tones might have been soft and dulcet.

"He is on the lawn, dear Rosa," said Falcon, in his most dulcet tones.

I spoke to them in dulcet accents, and advanced a friendly hand.

He modulated his belligerent shout to a dulcet undertone as we came alongside.

“You are heartily welcome, Councillor Schiller,” said she, in dulcet tones.

His speech is smooth and dulcet, his manner dignified and insinuating.

Patti was not great because her dulcet tones were like honey to the ear.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux "sweet," earlier dulz, from Latin dulcis, from PIE *dlk-wi-, suffixed form of root *dlk-u- "sweet" (cf. glucose).

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