soothing

[ soo-th ing ]
/ ˈsu ðɪŋ /

adjective

that soothes: a soothing voice.
tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup.

Origin of soothing

First recorded in 1590–1600; soothe + -ing2

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for soothingly

soothing

/ (ˈsuːðɪŋ) /

adjective

having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect

Derived Forms

soothingly, adverbsoothingness, noun
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