Definition of soft landing
: a landing in which an airplane, a spacecraft, etc., touches the ground in a controlled and gradual way that does not damage it The lunar module made a soft landing on the moon. —often used figuratively to describe an ending or solution that is not difficult or harmful Market analysts are predicting a soft landing for the economy after the economic boom.
Word by Word Definitions
: pleasing or agreeable to the senses : bringing ease, comfort, or quiet
: having a bland or mellow rather than a sharp or acid taste
: not bright or glaring : subdued
: in a soft or gentle manner : softly
: a soft object, material, or part
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