Definition of soothingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsuːðɪŋli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːðɪŋli//
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  1. 1in a way that makes somebody who is anxious, upset, etc. feel calmer ‘There's no need to worry,’ he said soothingly.
  2. 2in a way that makes a tense (3) or painful part of your body feel more comfortable She rubbed his back soothingly.