: producing feelings of comfort or relief
: tending to soothe; also : having a sedative effect <soothing syrup>
— sooth·ing·ly adverb
— sooth·ing·ness noun
Examples of SOOTHING
- The music had a soothing effect on the baby.
- <the soothing music eventually put the entire yoga class in the proper mood>
First Known Use of SOOTHING
Related to SOOTHING
- calming, comforting, dreamy, lulling, narcotic, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, sedative, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing)
- abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern, ungentle
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