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dulciana

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dulciana the organ stop having a tone of soft sweet string quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dulciana (Mus) A sweet-toned stop of an organ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dulciana In organ-building, a stop having metal pipes of small scale, and giving thin, incisive, somewhat string-like tones. The word was formerly applied to a reed stop of delicate tone. See dulcian. Also called dolcan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. dulcis, sweet

Usage

In literature:

This family was practically represented by the Dulciana and by the old slow-speaking German Gamba.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
Dulciana is her name.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
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