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soft-spoken

[sawft-spoh-kuh n, soft-] /ˈsɔftˈspoʊ kən, ˈsɒft-/
adjective
1.
(of persons) speaking with a soft or gentle voice; mild.
2.
(of words) softly or mildly spoken; persuasive.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for softspoken

soft-spoken

adjective
1.
speaking or said with a soft gentle voice
2.
able to persuade or impress by glibness of tongue
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Word Origin and History for softspoken

soft-spoken

adj.

c.1600, from soft (adj.) + spoken.

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