From Middle English doucet, from Old French doucet, from dulz, dulce (“sweet, pleasant”) + diminutive -et, from Latin dulcis (“sweet, pleasant”). Cognate with Spanish dulce, French doux, Italian dolce, Portuguese doce, and Romanian dulce. Doublet of dolcetto and doucet.
- Sweet, especially when describing voice or tones; melodious.
- Generally pleasing; agreeable.
- (archaic) Sweet to the taste.
- (melodious): birdsweet
- (generally pleasing): agreeable, soothing
- (sweet to the taste): sugary, sweet
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