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Definition: The French musical term doux can mean either “sweet” or “soft” depending on context:
  1. As an expression or mood term, doux is an indication to play sweetly, with playfulness and affection.


  2. To command volume, doux means piano, and is interchangeable with doucement.

See fort.

Also Known As: 1. dolce (It)
délicat (Fr)
süss (Ger)

2. piano (It)
doucement (Fr)
leise (Ger)


Pronunciation: doou




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