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soft /sɔft, sɒft/ [sawft, soft] adjective -er, -est, noun, adverb, interjection1.yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow. 2.smooth and agreeable to the touch; not rough or coarse: a soft fabric; soft skin. 3.producing agreeable sensations; pleasant or comfortable: soft slumber. 4.gentle and melodious. 5.not harsh or unpleasant to the eye; not glaring: soft light; a soft color. 6.gentle or mild: soft breezes. 7.genial or balmy, as climate or air.