dolce

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Definition:

The Italian musical term dolce (“sweet; sweetly”) is an indication to play in a tender, adoring manner; to play sweetly with a light touch. By itself, dolce may indicate a slow, gentle tempo; however it is often combined with other musical commands, as in “allegretto dolce e con affetto”: semi-quick, sweet, and with affection.

See dolcissimo.
 

 

Also Known As:

  • süss; weich (Ger)

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Pronunciation: dohl'-chay


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