soft-spoken

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soft-spoken (comparative more soft-spoken, superlative most soft-spoken)

  1. Having a pleasant, gentle, mild manner of speech.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      We were driving to the Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre, south of Bitung, to meet with Harry Hilser, program manager for the nonprofit Selamatkan Yaki—which works to save Sulawesi’s crested black macaques—and the rescue center’s manager, Simon Purser, a soft-spoken Brit who seems to carry the weight of the world on his slim frame.