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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]
soft shoulder an unpaved strip of earth running alongside a road.
soft-soap (informal) to cajole, flatter, or curry favor with. [2 definitions]
soft soap liquid or semiliquid soap. [2 definitions]
soft-spoken of a person, speaking with a soft or mild voice. [2 definitions]
software any of the languages or programs, or instructions for using these, that are written for and used with a computer. (Cf. hardware.)