Definition of soul search in English:

soul search

noun

  • The action or an act of searching a soul, or the soul.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Billingsley (bap. 1633, d. 1709), religious poet and Presbyterian minister. From soul + search, after soul-searching.

Pronunciation

soul search

/ˈsəʊl səːtʃ/