Definitions

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  • adjective Made soft.
  • adjective linguistics : aspirated.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of soften.

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  • adjective toned down
  • adjective being or made softer or less loud or clear

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Examples

  • His expression softened and his shoulders relaxed again.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • When he saw Umber, his expression softened like butter in the sun.

    End of Time

  • His expression softened as he skimmed the first pages.

    End of Time

  • She glared at him, and then her expression softened slightly.

    Crimson Wind

  • His expression softened as he skimmed the first pages.

    End of Time

  • When he saw Umber, his expression softened like butter in the sun.

    End of Time

  • His expression softened and his shoulders relaxed again.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • His expression softened and his shoulders relaxed again.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • Trystan shook his head, but then his expression softened as he looked at her.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • I was shaking so hard that even Mr. Dunne noticed, and his expression softened slightly.

    The Opposite of Me

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