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A pedal used to mute tone, as on a piano.
1. a pedal, as on a piano, for reducing tonal volume.
2. something that restrains or dampens.
v. -aled, -al•ing (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling. v.i.
1. to use the soft pedal of a piano.v.t.
2. to attempt to make less obvious, important, or objectionable; downplay.
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|Noun||1.||soft pedal - a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound|