Pronunciation: [DOHL-chay; DOHL-chee]
pl.. 1. Italian for "sweet," referring culinarily to desserts, candy or other sweets. 2. In Italy dolce is used to describe wines with a high degree of residual sugar.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.