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Definition pleasing and gentle to the ear
  • the dulcet tones of NPR Radio broadcasters
  • Despite the best efforts of some Republicans to elicit a hot-tempered response, the Supreme Court nominee answered every question in the same deliberate, dulcet tones that seemed to lull her opposition into, if not complacency, then at least resignation.
    Time Magazine, 2009  --,8599,1910486,00.html (retrieved 09/02/09)
  • ...not altogether so mild in its expression as her voice was in its dulcet tones...
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • To make a dulcet and a heavenly sound;
    Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • As are those dulcet sounds in break of day
    That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear
    And summon him to marriage.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • dulcet = pleasing
  • According to the fool's bolt, sir, and such dulcet diseases.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Martin had forgotten Ira, that bulky Christian who had tried to save him during otherwise dulcet hours of dissection.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • When they had left him, the boy tried to picture them lulled in the dulcet tranquillity they so often invoked.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I would have saved him for eighty dollars," he protested in dulcet tones, keeping a pace behind me.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Miss Riley asked in a dulcet voice I had never heard her use before.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Plenty of time, dulcet darling, now don't worry yourself" "I'll leave you," Buttercup said.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The soft, dulcet tones of Chief Schulz were unmistakable.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • To hear by the nose, it is dulcet in contagion.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • The drain-pipe was dripping, a dulcet and lively song: drippety drip drip dribble, drippety drip drip drip.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Mr. Snagsby, otherwise than as he finds expression through these dulcet tones, is rarely heard.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The voice was unexpectedly attractive; it was the low and dulcet note suggestive of romance; common in descriptions, rare in experience.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Dulcet, one might say.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • We thought we heard your dulcet tones.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Then listen, not to dulcet harmony, But to a discord wrung by mad despair Out of this bosom's depths of bitterness, To ease my heart and plant a sting in thine.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Dulcet verse.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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