Definitions: (1) restored to a quiet, calm, or normal state; (2) mitigate, soften, or relieve <as pain or grief>; (3) gratifying; pleasing <soothing clarinet>

Synonyms: allaying, appeasing, assuaging, composed, pacifying

• The spoken word is man’s physician in grief. For this alone has soothing charms for the soul. — Menander (c. 342–290 BC) Greek dramatist
• Music is a very strong force when it comes to making a difference, as well as entertaining, soothing, and encouraging. — Philip James Bailey (1961-) American singer

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