[sawft-spoh-kuhn, soft-]
(of persons) speaking with a soft or gentle voice; mild.
(of words) softly or mildly spoken; persuasive.

1600–10 Unabridged
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1.  speaking or said with a soft gentle voice
2.  able to persuade or impress by glibness of tongue

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Example sentences
Another octogenarian spent her life as a soft-spoken housewife, contracted cancer, and went through chemotherapy.
Mellow and soft-spoken, he listens for rhythms in history.
The soft-spoken chaplain also oversees private memorial services where he plays guitar and recites a few prayers.
Sasha is so soft-spoken he seems shy, when in fact he is a homicide detective who weighs his words.
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