se·​ren·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈre-nə-tē How to pronounce serenity (audio) \

Definition of serenity

: the quality or state of being serene

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Examples of serenity in a Sentence

the serenity in the aftermath of the tornado was remarkable his serenity calmed those around him

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Furnished with antiques, the 28-room property exudes serenity and lost grandeur. Ewen Bell, National Geographic, "Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination," 10 July 2019 And then there were the owners whose home in Culver City (stop No. 5; $110) was a temple of serenity. Los Angeles Times, "Living in L.A., one Airbnb at a time," 8 Aug. 2019 When a guest goes missing, any vestige of serenity quickly gives way to violence and confusion. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Dark Secrets at Book Club and a Deadly Wellness Retreat. 5 Unexpected Summer Thrillers," 25 July 2019 Despite juggling a great deal, a mood of serenity and order pervades her home and studio. Deborah Hornblow,, "Passionate Pursuits: Even working full-time, these people are seriously devoted to their after-hours projects," 22 July 2019 The lake is a picture of serenity with rental canoes and pontoon boats gliding across its placid surface mirroring the ivory and rust faces of surrounding mountains. Katherine Rodeghier, Dallas News, "Discover Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite’s lesser-known neighbor," 16 July 2019 Find your ResortPass serenity in a cabana ($70) at Delta by Marriott in Anaheim. Alison Darosa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "July travel deals for Universal Studios, Disney World, Waikiki Beach," 3 July 2019 About 3,277 square feet of living space is inspired by the beauty and serenity of a Mediterranean style that its current owners found in the South of France. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Privacy, beauty and a backyard sanctuary can be yours at this Mediterranean-style cul-de-sac home," 16 July 2019 The tab: $139 for a room with private bath (taxes included) at the Old House and Inn at Benton Hot Springs; no charge for serenity or starry skies. Sara Lessley,, "Experience hot springs and history on a weekend trip to Benton Hot Springs," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of serenity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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se·​ren·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈre-nə-tē How to pronounce serenity (audio) \

Kids Definition of serenity

: the quality or state of being calm and peaceful

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