soft-focus

adjective

soft-fo·​cus ˈsȯf(t)-ˈfō-kəs How to pronounce soft-focus (audio)
1
of a photographic image : having unsharp outlines
2
of a lens : producing an image having unsharp outlines

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of soft-focus was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Soft-focus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft-focus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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