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  1. soft pedal

    • IPA[ˈsôf(t) ˌpedəl]

    美式

    • n.
      a pedal on a piano that can be pressed to make the tone softer.
    • v.
      play with the soft pedal down.;refrain from emphasizing the more unpleasant aspects of; play down
    • verb: soft-pedal, 3rd person present: soft-pedals, gerund or present participle: soft-pedalling, past tense: soft-pedalled, past participle: soft-pedalled

    • noun: soft pedal, plural noun: soft pedals

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a pedal on a piano that can be pressed to make the tone softer.

    動詞

    • 1. play with the soft pedal down.
    • refrain from emphasizing the more unpleasant aspects of; play down the administration's decision to soft-pedal the missile program