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

Definition of soothing

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web The soothing sound of a gong echoed through the breeze as birds sang on a sunny Wednesday evening at a small park in the east side of Pilsen. Laura Rodríguez Presa, Chicago Tribune, 31 July 2022 For babies who need extra oral stimulation, this teether provides soothing vibrations when those little mouths bite down on the corn cob. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 20 July 2022 Its soothing green celadon walls and lemon yellow tables are accented by turmeric-hued cushions, a bar laid with zesty orange tiles and shelves of Singh’s personal collection of Majorcan and French pottery. New York Times, 18 July 2022 The result is this soothing living area, which features a horizonlike custom wallpaper, a curvaceous custom sofa in a velvety Élitis fabric, and a Crate & Barrel three-legged cocktail table. Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, 12 July 2022 This soothing topical is formulated with 1,200 mg of full-spectrum whole plant CBD. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 12 July 2022 The formula is made with soothing aloe and other moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and ceramides to mitigate uncomfortable friction caused by skin or fabric. Annie Burdick,, 9 July 2022 Just as its name suggests, the ride is hushed, with just the gentle, soothing sound of water bubbling-up in the wake to interrupt the peace and quiet. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 8 July 2022 Besides the hydrating formula, each of the six shades has a soothing, subtle vanilla scent. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 7 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soothing

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Soothing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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