- soft-shelled turtle,
Origin of soft-spoken
Examples from the Web for soft-spoken
I thought he was very intelligent, very gentle, soft-spoken, precise.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mapei is soft-spoken, but that should not be mistaken for modesty.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In person, Gondry is more Joel than Doc Brown—a fragile, soft-spoken man with a mop of curly brown hair.Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’|Marlow Stern|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As she sips tea in a lounge at the Greenwich Hotel, her soft-spoken, modest style includes a casual acceptance of her advantages.
Under its soft-spoken CEO and Chairman Gary Barber, the studio has emerged from bankruptcy, stronger and nimbler than before.Inside MGM’s Surprising Turnaround: ‘Robocop,’ ‘Bond,’ and ‘The Hobbit’|The Wrap|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In these soft-spoken terms was couched the public function of the Committee.
This yer cousin I'm taking you to be as quiet and soft-spoken and as old-fashioned ez you be.A Waif of the Plains|Bret Harte
The Harvey she had known was a tender and considerate man, soft-spoken, slow to wrath, always gentle.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
He was a pleasant man, somewhat in the Gascon style, soft-spoken, and an expert gamester.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
"Not very good; wish I had my rifle," came the soft-spoken reply.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford