One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An organ stop, typically with small conical open metal pipes.
- ‘That is indeed what a large number of detuned dulcianas sound like at once!’
- ‘The volume of sound ranges from near inaudibility in dulcianas, to medium intensity in salicionals, to unbelievably loud in theater organ solo strings.’
- ‘These had an accident and all need their slots cut off, but dulcianas shouldn't have slots anyways.’
Late 18th century: via medieval Latin from Latin dulcis ‘sweet’.
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