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    Exclamation the difference between smooth and soft

    hi
    what is the different between smooth and soft as adj?
    are there any specific nouns that only one of these adj can describe them while if i used the other adj it will be considerd as wrong ?
    like for example smooth or soft skin.
    '' '' '' '' sea.


    I hope you understand what I meant



    Best regards

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: the difference between smooth and soft

    Usually, smooth refers to the surface texture of something, and soft refers to the solidity of something. A burlap bag full of feathers can be soft but not smooth. A piece of glass is smooth, but not soft.

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    Default Re: the difference between smooth and soft

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Usually, smooth refers to the surface texture of something, and soft refers to the solidity of something. A burlap bag full of feathers can be soft but not smooth. A piece of glass is smooth, but not soft.

    hi,

    can i say that the surface of the water in a lake is "smooth" if it looks like a piece of glass (because there is no wind/waves/etc)?

    there is a song named "smooth operator". what does it mean?

    is "smooth" used in the American and British English?

    thanks

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: the difference between smooth and soft

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    Can I say that the surface of the water in a lake is "smooth" if it looks like a piece of glass (because there is no wind/waves/etc)? You can.

    There is a song named "smooth operator". What does it mean? A person who successfully manipulates people or situations

    Is "smooth" used in the American and British English? It is common to both.

    thanks
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    Default Re: the difference between smooth and soft

    hi again
    thank u very much though I wished u gave MORE examples

    what about the opposite of each one ? is it rough or hard?



    thank u again

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