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soft' ped'al




1. Also called una corda pedal. a pedal, as on a piano, for reducing tonal volume.
2. Informal.something that restrains or dampens: to put a soft pedal on one's enthusiasm.

soft-ped•al



Pronunciation: (sôft"ped'l, soft"-), [key]
v., -aled, -al•ing or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling.


v.i.
to use the soft pedal.

v.t.
1. to soften the sound of by using the soft pedal.
2. Informal.to tone or play down; make less strong, as an idea or fact: The dean soft-pedaled the reports of cheating.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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