soft-core
adjective Etymology: 1soft + hard-core Date: 1966 of pornography containing descriptions or scenes of sex acts that are less explicit than hard-core material

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  • soft-core — soft ,core adjective soft core PORNOGRAPHY shows sexual images but not sexual acts ─ compare HARD CORE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soft-core — soft co·re agg.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} di pubblicazione o spettacolo pornografico in cui il realismo della rappresentazione è mitigato da una certa aspirazione all eleganza estetica; anche s.m.inv.: il soft core dei circuiti cinematografici… …   Dizionario italiano

  • soft-core — (izg. sȍft kȏr) m DEFINICIJA film. pornografski film u kojem spolni odnos nije eksplicitno pokazan; soft porno, meki pornić, opr. hardcore ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • soft-core — [sôft′kôr΄] adj. portraying sexual acts in a manner that is highly suggestive rather than explicit …   English World dictionary

  • soft-core — soft′ core′ adj. cvb sexually provocative without being explicit • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft-core — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: soft (I) + core (as in hard core herein) 1. of pornography : containing descriptions or scenes of sex acts that are less explicit than hard core material 2. : relatively mild : moderate …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft core — 1. mod. referring to a mild type of pornography. □ There are more and more soft core movies on cable television. □ This stuff I saw was just soft core. □ Now even the soft core stuff is getting harder to find at newsstands. 2. n. mild pornography …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • soft-core — /sawft kawr , kohr , soft /, adj. of, pertaining to, or containing sexually arousing depictions that are not fully explicit: soft core pornography. Cf. hard core (def. 2). [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • soft-core — also softcore ADJ: ADJ n Soft core pornography shows or describes sex, but not very violent or unpleasant sex, or not in a very detailed way. Compare hard core …   English dictionary

  • soft-core — UK / US adjective soft core pornography shows sexual images but not sexual acts • See: hard core …   English dictionary

  • soft-core — adj. Soft core is used with these nouns: ↑pornography …   Collocations dictionary

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