UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsuːðɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(so̅o̅ᵺing)

From the verb soothe: (⇒ conjugate)
soothing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a soothing (cup of) [tea, coffee, cocoa]
  2. a soothing [drink, cocktail, bath]
  3. a soothing soak (in the bath)
  4. soothing relief for your [flu, cold, headache]
  5. [offers, has, boasts] soothing effects
  6. [known, renowned, bought] for its soothing properties
  7. soothing words
  8. has a soothing [voice, impact, influence]
  9. [put on, play] soothing music
  10. the soothing sounds of
  11. soothing on the [eyes, skin, brain]
  12. nothing could be more soothing (than)
  13. it is soothing to [know, learn]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. soothe your [pain, backache, nerves]
  2. [medicine, tablets, a lotion] to soothe your [pain]
  3. [the pills, his calming words, the massage] soothed her
  4. [whisky, brandy, something] to soothe your nerves
  5. a [shot of, glass of, stiff] brandy to soothe your nerves
  6. soothe away [tension, stress, nerves, your cares]
  7. soothe your cares away
  8. soothe the [mind, body, soul, skin]
  9. soothe and [comfort, relax, protect]
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