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Definition of "soft-spoken" [soft•-spo•ken]

  • Speaking with a soft or gentle voice: a soft-spoken instructor. (adjective)
  • Smooth; ingratiating: a soft-spoken attempt at bribery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soft-spoken" in a sentence
  • "A white male she described as soft-spoken and articulate."
  • "Naranjo, the public defender, said he never had a problem with Nellessen, whom he described as soft-spoken, courteous and polite."
  • "First Impression: Fynn is described as a soft-spoken and well-mannered man who’s not without charm and humor."