Definition of soothing in English:

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soothing

Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oT͟HiNG/

adjective

1Having a gently calming effect: she put on some soothing music
More example sentences
  • The lush green of post monsoons was soothing to the eyes.
  • The relaxing sound of the water was more soothing than a new age meditation tape.
  • Nothing, you think, could be more soothing than a warm spring day in a peaceful city.
1.1Reducing pain or discomfort: almond oil is renowned for its soothing properties
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  • For coughs, tea made with sage or thyme can be soothing.
  • Lotions with peppermint oil can be especially soothing to tired feet.
  • Some of the old Turkish bath houses are still operating and are as aesthetically pleasing as they are physically soothing.

Derivatives

soothingly

Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oT͟HiNGlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • It features over 90 tanks packed with exotic fish, flora and fauna which exist in a soothingly silent world.
  • Too much has been made of differences between Washington and other nations, he says soothingly.
  • The effect is soothingly rustic, yet the flat is bang in the middle of Stockholm.

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Syllabification: sooth·ing

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