any of numerous aquatic turtles of the family Trionychidae, inhabiting North America, Asia, and Africa, having the shell covered with flexible, leathery skin instead of horny plates.
any freshwater turtle of the family Trionychidae, having a flattened soft shell consisting of bony plates covered by a leathery skin
adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft-soled shoes, without taps. noun 1. (modifier) relating to a type of tap dancing performed wearing soft-soled shoes: the soft-shoe shuffle
noun 1. the unpaved edge of a road. soft shoulder noun 1. a soft edge along the side of a road that is unsuitable for vehicles to drive on
noun 1. the Cyrillic letter (ь) as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is palatalized, or to represent (y) between a palatalized consonant and a vowel. See also jer (def 1). 2. front jer. See also jer (def 2).
verb (used with object) 1. Informal. to cajole; flatter. 2. to apply soft soap to. verb (used without object) 3. to use soft soap in washing. noun 1. Informal. persuasive talk; flattery: to use soft soap to get one’s way. 2. the semifluid soap produced when potassium hydroxide is used in the saponification of a […]