soft-focus

adjective
soft-fo·​cus | \ˈsȯf(t)-ˈfō-kəs \

Definition of soft-focus 

1 of a photographic image : having unsharp outlines

2 of a lens : producing an image having unsharp outlines

First Known Use of soft-focus

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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