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Related to soft-spoken: speaks volumes, well spoken


(sôft′spō′kən, sŏft′-)
1. Speaking with a soft or gentle voice: a soft-spoken instructor.
2. Smooth; ingratiating: a soft-spoken attempt at bribery.


1. speaking or said with a soft gentle voice
2. able to persuade or impress by glibness of tongue


1. speaking with a soft or gentle voice; mild.
2. (of words) softly or mildly spoken; persuasive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soft-spoken - having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh; "she was always soft-spoken"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"


[ˈsɒftˈspəʊkən] ADJde voz suave


[ˈsɒftˌspəʊkn] adjdalla voce carezzevole


(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.
References in classic literature ?
He was a soft-spoken, gentle-voiced young fellow of twenty, but he won Joan's admiration in advance when Sheldon told her that he ran the ketch all alone with a black crew from Malaita.
I held out my hand, and the horrible, soft-spoken, eyeless creature gripped it in a moment like a vise.
He sensed the evil in him, and feared the extended hand and the attempts at soft-spoken speech.
Johnson turned obediently to the door, at the same time, over the cook's shoulder, favouring me with an amazingly solemn and portentous wink as though to emphasize his interrupted remark and the need for me to be soft-spoken with the captain.
said the gendarme, placing his knee on his chest; "believe soft-spoken gentlemen again
The one was soft-spoken, delicately made, precise, and elegant; the other, a burly square-built man, negligently dressed, rough and abrupt in manner, stern, and, in his present mood, forbidding both in look and speech.
Men who had lounged about all night in smock-frocks and leather leggings, came out in silken vests and hats and plumes, as jugglers or mountebanks; or in gorgeous liveries as soft-spoken servants at gambling booths; or in sturdy yeoman dress as decoys at unlawful games.
It is not to be thought that a troop of bowmen, with the wine buzzing in their ears, will be as soft-spoken as so many young clerks in an orchard.
Remote and alien as a traveller from another planet, he snarled down their soft-spoken love-words.
We had needed capital for the getting of these very emeralds, and I had raised a hundred pounds, on the terms you would expect, from a soft-spoken graybeard with an ingratiating smile, an incessant bow, and the shiftiest old eyes that ever flew from rim to rim of a pair of spectacles.
I didn't think I could still win because all I've been doing was trying to catch up, ' said the soft-spoken Morales, who clocked three hours, four minutes and 50 seconds.
Keith Urban isn't just a soft-spoken country crooner and American Idol judge.