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soft British & World English

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

soft English Thesaurus

soft margarine

soft box British & World English

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

soft clam British & World English

Another term for softshell clam.

soft coal British & World English

Bituminous coal

soft copy British & World English

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

soft crab British & World English

Another term for softshell crab.

soft-hued British & World English

Of a light, subtle colour or shade

soft iron British & World 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 British & World English

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

soft line British & World English

A flexible and moderate attitude or policy

soft loan British & World English

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

soft rock British & World English

A style of rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock

soft rot British & World English

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

soft sell British & World English

A method of salesmanship or advertising that uses subtle persuasion

soft-shoe British & World English

A kind of tap dance performed in soft-soled shoes

soft soap British & World English

A semi-fluid soap, especially one made with potassium rather than sodium salts

soft sore British & World English

Another term for chancroid.

soft tack British & World English

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

soft-top British & World English

A motor vehicle having a roof that can be folded back

soft toy British & World English

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

soft spot English Thesaurus

Fabia had a soft spot for dogs

soft sign New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

single prime ʹ used in transliterating Russian

butter-soft British & World English

Having an extremely soft, smooth texture

soft option British & World English

An easier alternative

soft touch British & World English

A person who readily gives or does something if asked

soft-boiled British & World English

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

soft drink British & World English

A nonalcoholic drink, especially one that is carbonated

soft focus British & World English

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

soft fruit British & World English

A small stoneless fruit, such as a strawberry or a blackcurrant

soft-headed British & World English

Lacking wisdom or intelligence

soft hyphen British & World 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 British & World English

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

soft money British & World English

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

soft-nosed British & World English

(Of a bullet) expanding on impact

soft palate British & World English

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

soft-paste British & World English

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

soft pedal British & World English

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

soft power British & World English

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

soft skills British & World English

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

soft-spoken British & World English

Speaking or said with a gentle, quiet voice

soft sugar British & World English

Granulated or powdered sugar

soft target British & World English

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

soft wheat British & World English

Wheat of a variety having a soft grain rich in starch

soft-pedal English Thesaurus

they soft-pedal the news because they worry she’ll take it personally

soft hyphen New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

hyphen to be displayed or typeset only at the end of a line

soft pedal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)


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