Definition of soft ground in English:

soft ground

noun

  • A sticky covering of wax mixed with grease for an etching plate; a print produced by the process that makes use of this covering.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Faithorne (c1620–1691), engraver. From soft + ground.

Pronunciation

soft ground

/ˌsɒft ˈɡraʊnd/