Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of medium softness.
  • adjective Firm but easily sliced.

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  • adjective especially of food Partially soft; partially melted

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  • adjective somewhat soft

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ soft

Examples

  • Cook until squash is semisoft, up to 20 minutes, then add to prebaked shells.

    The Tailgaters' Favorite Gone Frou-Frou

  • Coal & Allied sold 18.7 million tons of thermal coal and semisoft coking coal during 2010 from its Mount Thorley, Warkworth, Bengalla, and Hunter Valley Operations mines.

    Rio Tinto, Mitsubishi Seek All of Coal & Allied

  • I am very picky about the cheese I eat, and tend towards hard or semisoft varieties--this looked distinctly soft.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • *Offurs a tray of semisoft danish chese, crusty fronch bred slices, and apple slices*

    THIS - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The seasonal madness means that local pine and slippery-jack mushrooms find their way into semolina gnocchi baked with mushrooms and taleggio, a semisoft cheese, and a "petite" suet pie filled with braised beef cheek and more of the fungi.

    Breaking Away

  • I am very picky about the cheese I eat, and tend towards hard or semisoft varieties--this looked distinctly soft.

    Wiscon Day #1: No Cheese Yet

  • Who better to ask about the semisoft idea behind the hybrid economy -- reducing rather than replacing fossil fuels in the energy system?

    OIL ISN'T GOING AWAY

  • Hard cheeses, semisoft cheeses like mozzarella, processed cheese slices, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt made with pasteurized milk

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • Hard cheeses, semisoft cheeses like mozzarella, processed cheese slices, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt made with pasteurized milk

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • Who better to ask about the semisoft idea behind the hybrid economy -- reducing rather than replacing fossil fuels in the energy system?

    OIL ISN'T GOING AWAY

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