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soft rock

a comparatively unaggressive, melodic style of rock-'n'-roll in which the arrangement and lyrics are emphasized more than the beat.
Origin of soft rock
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It evidently was the sea-water filtered through the soft rock.

    The Privateersman Frederick Marryat
  • It is composed of soft rock, and is several hundred feet high.

  • Several men were digging in the sides of the cavern, loosening the clay and soft rock with picks and shovels.

  • The alternating bands of hard and soft rock have had a large part in making the course more irregular.

  • For hard rock the cutting edge should be rather thicker and blunter, and therefore stronger, than for soft rock.

  • It had been a little too long to lie flat, but its summit of soft rock was struck off with the fall.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • Others hung on a line made of rawhide and stretched across one end of the room, fastened to wooden pins driven into the soft rock.

    The Delight Makers Adolf Bandelier

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