soft-core

adjective
\ ˈsȯf(t)-ˈkȯr How to pronounce soft-core (audio) \

Definition of soft-core

of pornography
: containing descriptions or scenes of sex acts that are less explicit than hard-core material

First Known Use of soft-core

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soft-core

soft entry 1 + hard-core

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soft-core

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of soft-core

: showing or describing sex acts but not in an extremely open and shocking way

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