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soft US English

Easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch

soft US Thesaurus

soft fruit

soft box US English

A frame with a cloth covering used to diffuse the light from a flash or floodlight

soft clam US English

Another term for soft-shell clam.

soft coal US English

Bituminous coal

soft copy US English

A legible version of a piece of data that is not printed on a physical medium, especially as stored or displayed on a computer

soft crab US English

Another term for soft-shell crab.

soft-hued US English

Of a light, subtle color or shade

soft iron US English

Iron that has a low carbon content and is easily magnetized and demagnetized, used to make the cores of solenoids and other electrical equipment

soft key US English

A button on a mobile phone, computer keyboard, or other electronic device whose function can be changed programmatically

soft line US English

A flexible and moderate attitude or policy

soft loan US English

A loan, typically one to a developing country, made on terms very favorable to the borrower

soft rock US English

Rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock has

soft rot US English

Any of a number of bacterial and fungal diseases of fruit and vegetables in which the tissue becomes soft and slimy

soft sell US English

A method of salesmanship or advertising that uses subtle persuasion

soft-shoe US English

A kind of tap dance performed in soft-soled shoes

soft soap US English

A semifluid soap, especially one made with potassium rather than sodium salts

soft tack US English

Bread or other nourishing food, especially as eaten by sailors or soldiers

soft-top US English

another term for convertible1noun1noun1noun.

soft toy US English

A children’s toy, typically a toy animal, made of fabric stuffed with a soft filling

butter-soft US English

Having an extremely soft, smooth texture

soft option US English

An easier alternative

soft touch US English

A person who readily gives or does something if asked

soft-boiled US English

(Of an egg) boiled for a short time, leaving the yolk soft or liquid

soft drink US English

A nonalcoholic drink, especially one that is carbonated

soft focus US English

Deliberate slight blurring or lack of definition in a photograph or movie

soft fruit US English

A small stoneless fruit, such as a strawberry or a black currant

soft-headed US English

Lacking wisdom or intelligence

soft hyphen US English

A hyphen inserted into a word not otherwise hyphenated, to be displayed or typeset only if it falls at the end of a line of text

soft launch US English

The release of a new product or service to a restricted audience or market in advance of a full launch

soft money US English

A contribution to a political party that is not accounted as going to a particular candidate, thus avoiding various legal limitations

soft-nosed US English

(Of a bullet) expanding on impact

soft palate US English

The fleshy, flexible part toward the back of the roof of the mouth

soft-paste US English

Denoting artificial porcelain, typically made with white clay and ground glass and fired at a comparatively low temperature

soft pedal US English

A pedal on a piano that can be pressed to make the tone softer

soft power US English

A persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of economic or cultural influence

soft skills US English

Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people

soft-spoken US English

Speaking or said with a gentle, quiet voice

soft sugar US English

Granulated or powdered sugar

soft target US English

A person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack

soft wheat US English

Wheat of a variety having a soft grain rich in starch

soft-pedal US Thesaurus

the major candidates wish to soft-pedal the immigration issue

soft-centred US English

(Of a sweet) having a soft filling

soft chancre US English

Another term for chancroid.

soft landing US English

A controlled landing of a spacecraft during which no serious damage is incurred

soft shoulder US English

An unpaved strip of land at the side of a road

soft furnishings US English

Items made of cloth, such as curtains, chair coverings, etc., used to decorate a room

soft on in soft US English

Infatuated with

soft-shell clam US English

A marine bivalve mollusk with a thin shell and a long siphon, valued as food on the east coast of North America

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