soft rock

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  1. 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

Words Nearby soft rock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soft rock in a sentence

  • The whole mass is very friable, and in every direction the soft rock is hollowed out into sepulchral caves.

    Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan
  • Others hung on a line made of rawhide and stretched across one end of the room, fastened to wooden pins driven into the soft rock.

    The Delight Makers | Adolf Bandelier
  • soft rock, like slate or shale or soft sandstone, will not answer because it is not strong enough.

    Diggers in the Earth | Eva March Tappan
  • For hard rock the cutting edge should be rather thicker and blunter, and therefore stronger, than for soft rock.