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English definition of “dulcet”


adjective     /ˈdʌl.sət/
literary describes sounds that are soft and pleasant to listen toDescribing qualities of sound sb's dulcet tones humorous a person's voiceDescribing qualities of the human voice
(Definition of dulcet adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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