As Miriam sat still for the portrait, the dulcet, soothing sound of the painter’s brush sweeping across the canvas calmed her senses. She found herself relaxed by the dulcet, rhythmic, and pleasant sounds that the brush made as it spread color onto the sketched image of her face. Likewise, the artist hummed quietly as he worked to capture her likeness, pleasing Miriam with his dulcet, sweet, and agreeable voice.
Quiz: When Portia in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” says that “dulcet sounds” do “creep into the dreaming bridegroom’s ear,” what most likely will the bridegroom hear?
- Sweet and pleasing music.
- Nervous words that mirror his own pre-marital apprehensions.
- Loud sounds that wake him up.