an etching ground usually mixed with tallow.
Compare hard ground.
a technique of etching in which a design is drawn on paper placed on a plate covered with a soft ground, resulting in a granular effect resembling pencil, chalk, or crayon.
noun 1. snow pellets. soft hail (sôft) See graupel.
adjective 1. foolish; stupid. adjective 1. (informal) feeble-minded; stupid; simple
[sawft-hahr-tid, soft-] /ˈsɔftˈhɑr tɪd, ˈsɒft-/ adjective 1. very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft-hearted judge.
noun 1. a hyphen that is used only in breaking a word at the end of a line of text. noun 1. a hyphen, used in word processing to divide a word, which prints only when it appears at the end of a line Also called optional hyphen