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softball a type of baseball played on a smaller field with a larger, softer ball that is usu. pitched underhand. [2 definitions]
soft-boiled of an egg, boiled so that the yolk or white remains soft. (Cf. hard-boiled.) [2 definitions]
soft chancre a chancroid.
soft coal see bituminous coal.
soft-core depicting sexual acts in a suggestive rather than explicit manner. (Cf. hard-core.)
soft-cover a book bound in a flexible cover, esp. of paper; paperback. [2 definitions]
soft drink a nonalcoholic beverage, esp. one that is carbonated; soda or soda pop.
soften to make or become soft or softer.
softener something that softens, esp. a preparation used in washing to soften fabrics, or a water softener.
soft goods merchandise that lasts for a limited time, esp. textile products; dry goods.
softheaded foolish, stupid, or unrealistic.
soft-hearted having a compassionate and generous spirit; sympathetic.
softie variant of softy.
soft landing the controlled landing of a spacecraft without damage.
softly in a way that makes little sound; quietly.
soft palate the movable fold of flesh at the rear of the roof of the mouth that closes off the nasal cavity from the mouth during swallowing or sucking; velum.
soft-pedal to use the pedal on a piano that mutes the tone. [3 definitions]
soft pedal a pedal, as on a piano, used to soften musical tones.
soft sell an indirect, subtle, and relaxed style of advertising or selling.
soft-shell of a crab or other animal, having a flexible, fragile, or unhardened shell. [2 definitions]
soft-shoe of or designating a type of tap dancing done without metal taps on the shoes. [2 definitions]