how to pronounce soften


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soften is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of soften in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… often to soften the psychological impact …”

meaning of soften

To soften something is to make it less hard or rigid.

soften frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word soften occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics soften can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that soften can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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