Definition of soothing in English:


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  • 1Having a gently calming effect.

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