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adjective ((compar): softer, (superl): softest)
  1. Giving way under pressure.
My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
  1. (context, of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible.
Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
  1. Gentle.
There was a soft breeze blowing.
  1. (context, of a sound) Quiet.
I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.''
  1. (linguistics) voiced, sonant
DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. " w:The Lords of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings, w:J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
  2. (linguistics) palatalized
  3. Lacking strength or resolve.
When it comes to drinking, Wessel is as soft as they come.
  1. (context, of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
  1. (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: zacht
  • French: doux , douce
  • German: weich
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: dolce
  • Spanish: blando
Etymology: Old English sÄfte (whence later: sÅfte)


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