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 So many acts are claiming the yacht rock badge of honor in 2024, as fans of all ages embrace (or re-embrace) those pristine soft rock hits of yesteryear through Sirius/XM and other decidedly modern avenues. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 The myriad of other technologies for fracturing hard and soft rock won’t be going away, but will likely continue to increase. Michael Barnard, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Only melodramatic soft rock can fully conjure the necromantic schmaltz of Lisa Frankenstein, a new comedy about a teenager seducing a long-dead corpse. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2024 In addition to the top mounting accessories, the pole also comes with two separate styles of rubber tips—perfect for pavement and soft rock. Lindsey Lapointe, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The free concert, directed by Carl Allison, features pop, country music, soft rock and show tunes from across the decades. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024 In terms of the sonics, UMI was influenced by Fleetwood Mac and ‘70s soft rock. Akili King, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 How Is Ochre Made? Ochre is made by grinding the soft rock material and mixing it with water to make the paint. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Buffett dug deeper into his tropical-tinged soft rock. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft rock was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Soft rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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