soothing

adjective
sooth·​ing | \ ˈsü-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce soothing (audio) \

Definition of soothing

: tending to soothe also : having a sedative effect soothing syrup

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Other Words from soothing

soothingly adverb
soothingness noun

Examples of soothing in a Sentence

The music had a soothing effect on the baby. the soothing music eventually put the entire yoga class in the proper mood

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Or going to another genre, how about the soothing tones of Barry White? Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al.com, "Music helps heal the brains of premature babies -- and me," 5 June 2019 This is Indian 101, a soothing glide path for beginners and a comforting embrace for those, like me, who have fond memories of cozy Indian restaurants in London and Manhattan decades ago. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 Ingredients include coffee, of course, plus niacinamide, the Vitamin B complex that's known in the skin-care world as a soothing redness reducer. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Frank Body's First-Ever Hair-Care Products Include a Scalp Scrub and Mask — and There’s Already a Waitlist," 17 May 2019 Use a soothing moisturizer with aloe to calm the skin (nothing thick with petrolatum, or greasy, which can trap the heat, worsening the burn). Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Does Sunscreen Expire? And Every Other Question You’ve Had About SPF, Answered," 14 May 2019 Broiled eel over rice makes a wonderfully soothing meal. New York Times, "The Restaurant That Became Japan’s Unofficial Ambassador," 3 July 2018 The resulting home features neutral colors for a soothing palette: There's plenty of Joanna Gaines's favorite shiplap, furniture with soft patinas, and luxe marble for the bathrooms. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Kate Upton Just Secretly Renovated Her Sister's Home," 10 Apr. 2019 From lavenders to lime greens, the buildings are a soothing and photogenic complement to the historic city’s cobblestoned streets and picturesque seaside panoramas. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 Walk through the front door of the 7,350-square-foot home, and you'll be greeted by 20-foot ceilings, stone fireplaces, and a soothing color palette that instantly relaxes. Michelle Profis, Country Living, "House Crush: This Canadian Farmhouse is Ridiculously Gorgeous," 17 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of soothing

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soothing was in 1700

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soothing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of soothing

: producing feelings of comfort or relief

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