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dulcinea

dul·cin·e·a
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhl-sin-ee-uh, duhl-suh-nee-uh]
    • /dʌlˈsɪn i ə, ˌdʌl səˈni ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhl-sin-ee-uh, duhl-suh-nee-uh]
    • /dʌlˈsɪn i ə, ˌdʌl səˈni ə/

Definitions of dulcinea word

  • noun dulcinea a ladylove; sweetheart. 1
  • noun dulcinea (obsolete) A mistress; a sweetheart. 1
  • noun dulcinea a man's sweetheart 0
  • noun dulcinea the name given by Don Quixote to a coarse peasant girl whom he imagines to be a beautiful lady and falls in love with 0

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Origin of dulcinea

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50; after Dulcinea the ladylove of Don Quixote

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Parts of speech for Dulcinea

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

dulcinea popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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