Definition of soothing in English:



  • 1Having a gently calming effect.

    ‘she put on some soothing music’
    • ‘The tone and rhythm of your voice are soothing.’
    • ‘The pace is slow, relaxed, unhurried and soothing.’
    • ‘And I rather surprised him by replying that actually I found the sound quite soothing.’
    • ‘Even an alarm clock can be soothing.’
    • ‘The lush green of post monsoons was soothing to the eyes.’
    • ‘They are very soothing to play with in traffic jams.’
    • ‘And the fountains burbling in the background are very soothing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For many people, green is soothing.’
    • ‘Maybe there is something that is soothing for McCall about returning to the area of his upbringing.’
    • ‘But once you get into the flow, it is very soothing.’
    • ‘Your posts are always so soothing, no matter what the topic, with a gentle meter and quiet gratitude.’
    • ‘Deep blues and rich whites make it very soothing to watch.’
    • ‘The decor is calm and soothing, the food lively and exciting.’
    • ‘It was soothing to hear his gruff voice, reassuring me.’
    • ‘Reading them feels as soothing as I hope my attempts at meditation might some day be.’
    • ‘He was soothing, he was calm.’
    • ‘The simple color scheme is calm and soothing.’
    • ‘Red, for example, is the most dramatic colour in the spectrum and alerts and excites, whereas pink is gentle and soothing.’
    relaxing, restful, quiet, calm, calming, reassuring, tranquil, peaceful, placid, reposeful, tranquillizing, soporific
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    1. 1.1 Reducing pain or discomfort.
      ‘almond oil is renowned for its soothing properties’
      • ‘With my tongue throbbing from the hot pepper I'd bitten into, the main course of tofu and vegetables on okra polenta, was divinely soothing.’
      • ‘The heavy rain drops soon had them soaked to the skin, but the rain was warm and soothing, not sharp and stinging.’
      • ‘The oil is nourishing and soothing (it keeps cuticles soft) and seems to absorb all sorts of stress that our busy hands accumulate.’
      • ‘The drink was actually barely more than hot water, but it was soothing.’
      • ‘Lotions with peppermint oil can be especially soothing to tired feet.’
      • ‘I lap from the stream, icily soothing.’
      • ‘When used warm as a mouthwash, it is very soothing for sore gums.’
      • ‘For coughs, tea made with sage or thyme can be soothing.’
      • ‘The waters were kind and soothing and much warmer than I had expected.’
      • ‘Oatmeal baths (example of brand name: Aveeno) may be soothing to your skin.’
      • ‘Aloe vera is an ideal toner because it is soothing and healing.’
      • ‘Raw, fresh cabbage juice is very soothing to the stomach and can even help ulcers.’
      • ‘Garlic is an antimicrobial herb; ginger stimulates the secretion of digestive juices; cabbage and aloe vera are soothing and healing to ulcerated tissues.’
      • ‘I prefer tea, very soothing.’
      • ‘The flavour here is deliberately mild and soothing.’
      • ‘You'll find this gel is so soothing and it will help your skin heal, too.’
      • ‘This garlic bouillon was classically made the day after a fête, being excellent for hangovers as well as soothing for convalescents.’
      • ‘' Teething powders ' found in pharmacies are homeopathic Chamomilla 3X granules, which can be very soothing for grizzly babies.’
      • ‘Some of the old Turkish bath houses are still operating and are as aesthetically pleasing as they are physically soothing.’
      palliative, mild, calmative, alleviating
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