Definition of dolce in English:

dolce

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (especially as a direction) sweetly and softly.

    • ‘The third of a triad may be emphasized above its root or fifth to create a ‘sweeter’ quality in a dolce passage.’
    • ‘Though marked pianissimo and dolce, Piano I intensifies the accompaniment of the bell effects.’
    • ‘My next solo was also marked piano dolce.’
    • ‘So the question is: Can flutes play dolce music?’
    • ‘The piano is often in the leading parts, and the accompanying parts play piano dolce, that's almost an entire degree softer, on the way to pianissimo.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘sweet’.

Pronunciation

dolce

/ˈdōlCHā/