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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
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.

  • Also there was the Court House Rock, called that because of the rooms in it as if someone had cut rooms into the soft rock.

    A Trip to California in 1853

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

  • Off to one side another man was drilling holes in the soft rock.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • 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
  • A glance showed him that the stone of baby Day's tablet yet held firm, cemented in the niche of the soft rock.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall

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