Adjective "dulcet" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically)
  1. 'Janet Morgan's dulcet vocals make their first appearance on this duet, and are ably ballasted by Robbins' resonant baritone.'
  2. 'Occupational hazards of hairdressers include having to listen to the dulcet tones of their clients.'
  3. 'I sing in tune, but my tone is far from dulcet.'
  4. 'The songs are dulcet and soothing, despite being in a minor key.'
  5. 'I have lost count of the lunching conversations I've missed because of wailing sirens, farting trucks and the dulcet thrub of pneumatic drill tucking into tarmac.'
  6. 'Instead of the dulcet sounds of ‘Silent Night’, there are imprecations emanating from the kitchen.'
  7. 'Their voices blended in dulcet harmony.'
  8. 'His dulcet tones and objective professionalism in describing the game brought an otherwise boring game to life.'
  9. 'They stopped to give me a lift, ignoring me as I sat in the back, and they continued talking in their strange, gentle, dulcet accents.'
  10. 'There's a wheeze of accordion and deep, dulcet electric guitar.'


1. pleasant to the ear; melodious: the dulcet tones of the cello.

2. pleasant or agreeable to the eye or the feelings; soothing.

3. Archaic. sweet to the taste or smell. noun

4. an organ stop resembling the dulciana but an octave higher.

More examples(as adjective)

"tones can be dulcet."


Late Middle English doucet, from Old French doucet, diminutive of doux, from Latin dulcis ‘sweet’. The Latin form influenced the modern spelling.