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Definition of "soft" []

  • Easily molded, cut, or worked. (adjective)
  • Yielding readily to pressure or weight. (adjective)
  • Out of condition; flabby. (adjective)
  • Smooth or fine to the touch: a soft fabric. (adjective)
  • Not loud, harsh, or irritating: a soft voice. (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" in a sentence
  • "Mine turned out soft and well..soft of, bend-able, if that makes any sense?"
  • "Each of these varieties may be had in two grades, according to the negative in hand or the effect desired in the print, viz.: _hard_, for use with soft negatives where we desire to get vigor or contrast in the print, and _soft_, for use with hard negatives where softness of effect is desired in the print."
  • "Miss Wynter puts that glance behind her, and perhaps there is something -- something a little dangerous in the soft, _soft_ look she now turns upon him."