soft rock


Definition of soft rock

: rock music that is less driving and gentler sounding than hard rock

Examples of soft rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stadium staff expertly trolled Dodgers’ batting practice Monday by playing a torturous selection of soft rock. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Tug of war with Dodgers shows Padres plan to put up fight in 2020," 4 Aug. 2020 The band will perform a blend of 80s, 90s and current covers of rock, soft rock, and best of alternative songs. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Calendar: Events to attend in the Humble area this month," 22 June 2020 One study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow and published in 2017 tested the reaction of dogs to five genres of music: soft rock, Motown, pop, reggae and classical. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Where My Dogs At? Spotify Launches Playlists for Pets," 15 Jan. 2020 Desperado flowed nicely, had a virtuso mix of soft rock and country, and this tune, one of their finest. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's TML: Baseball loves its cheaters. Well, most of them. You know where this is going.," 14 Jan. 2020 This guitar’s rich tone is well-suited to many genres including classical, bossa nova, folk, flamenco, and softer rock n’ roll. Popular Science, "Kid-friendly guitars for the aspiring young strummer," 21 Jan. 2020 They can also be dissolved slowly by weather, when a soft rock stratum erodes away beneath a more resistant rock stratum. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Natural Shelters that will Save Your Life," 16 Jan. 2020 Entertainment for those never-ending cardio sessions: Waterproof, wireless headphones There’s something terrible about being on cardio equipment at the gym and being forced to listen to the soft rock that’s piped in. Kate Mccarthy, USA TODAY, "20 things that will help you eat better and get in shape in 2020," 26 Dec. 2019 The soft rock genre, which took off in the 1970s and '80s, is his band's favorite music to listen to while traveling on tour. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Marauders is now open. Here's what you need to know about Tempe's new pirate-themed bar," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of soft rock

1965, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2020

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“Soft rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soft rock

: rock music with a gentler sound and slower beat than hard rock

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