Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

sooth

play
adjective \ˈsüth\

Definition of sooth

  1. 1 archaic :  true

  2. 2 archaic :  soft, sweet



Origin of sooth

Middle English, from Old English sōth; akin to Old High German sand true, Latin esse to be


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with sooth


2

sooth

noun

Definition of sooth

  1. 1 :  truth, reality

  2. 2 obsolete :  blandishment



Examples of sooth

  1. <I doubt not the sooth of what you say, but there may be other facts of which we are unaware.>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sooth

before 12th century


Learn More about sooth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sooth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift kittly-benders duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ