se·​ren·​i·​ty sə-ˈre-nə-tē How to pronounce serenity (audio)
: a state of utter calm and unruffled repose or quietude

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serenity was in the 15th century

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“Serenity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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se·​ren·​i·​ty sə-ˈren-ət-ē How to pronounce serenity (audio)
: the quality or state of being serene : peacefulness

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