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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to soft-pedal, such as: mitigate, subdue, palliate, shush, moderate, and hush-hush.

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How to use soft-pedal in a sentence

  • She muffled the notes with the soft pedal and broke off frequently.

    The Child of Pleasure | Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • "Do them good," her friend said viciously, but with the soft pedal down for once.

    Tiny Luttrell | Ernest William Hornung
  • Grandma—she'd put down her foot—soft pedal—she's done that all my life.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • If I thought it would please you I'd cut out the brass band effects and put some soft pedal polish on my manners.

    John Marsh's Millions | Charles Klein
  • On Dec. 20,1913, we find the "Outlook" "putting the soft pedal" on the public indignation.

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