UK / US adjective
speaking or said in a quiet gentle voice

a soft-spoken reply to an angry question

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • soft-spoken — [sôft′spō′kən] adj. 1. speaking or spoken with a soft, low voice 2. smooth; ingratiating; suave …   English World dictionary

  • soft-spoken — adj having a pleasant quiet voice ▪ a soft spoken man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft-spoken — adjective speaking or said in a quiet gentle voice: a soft spoken reply to an angry question …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Soft-spoken — Soft spo ken, a. Speaking softly; having a mild or gentle voice; hence, mild; affable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft-spoken — [adj] quiet close mouthed, gentle, hushed, hushful, low, low keyed, low pitched, mild, muffled, peaceful, reserved, silent, soft, still; concepts 592,594 …   New thesaurus

  • soft-spoken — ADJ GRADED Someone who is soft spoken has a quiet, gentle voice. He was a gentle, soft spoken intelligent man …   English dictionary

  • soft-spoken — adjective having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh (Freq. 1) she was always soft spoken • Similar to: ↑soft …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-spoken — adjective having a pleasant, sweet, gentle, mild speaking manner He was soft spoken and gentle …   Wiktionary

  • soft-spoken — adj. Soft spoken is used with these nouns: ↑man …   Collocations dictionary

  • soft-spoken — soft′ spo′ken adj. 1) speaking with a soft or gentle voice; mild 2) (of words) softly or mildly spoken; persuasive • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

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