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