soft (adjective) LISTEN
Soft means ‘pleasant to touch’ and also ‘comfortable.’
- The little girl liked to touch the soft kitten.
- Paul sat on the soft chair and fell asleep.
Soft is also low or quiet in sound.
- The band played soft music during dinner.
- It was hard to understand the speaker's soft voice.
Soft can also be delicate or gentle.
- The soft breeze felt good after our walk.
- Soft fabrics should be washed by hand.
soft sell: a sales technique that uses subtle persuasion. Example: “Most car buyers prefer a salesman who uses a soft sell approach.”
Did you know?
When you are soft on someone, that means that you are foolishly in love with them. Example: “Julie is soft on her tennis instructor.” But if you are soft on something that means that you are too permissive with it. Example: “The mayor’s critics say that he is soft on crime.”
In pop culture
Sing along to The Fugees 1970s hit, “Killing Me Softly.”