serenity

noun
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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An alpine hay and flower wrap followed by an ayurvedic massage will bring you a new level of serenity. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus’ traditional baptism site may be rattled by what greets them: thousands of land mines left over from dormant Mideast conflicts. Washington Post, "Area around Jesus’ baptism site being cleared of land mines," 29 Mar. 2018 The serenity that the audience may have enjoyed, the backstage crowd did not. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering Alexander McQueen’s Wintry Fall 1999 Overlook Show With Model Frankie Rayder," 24 Dec. 2018 That’s a lot of money for a treehouse, to be sure, but who can put a price on serenity? Megan Barber, Curbed, "You can buy this tiny treehouse shaped like a pinecone," 11 Dec. 2018 With markets gyrating, unruffled serenity may become important again. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "When Your Neighbors Move In to Your Investment Portfolio," 7 Dec. 2018 That sense of serenity was experienced by all at the Cloisters where the gown was displayed. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "“Heavenly Bodies” Is Officially the Met’s No. 1 Exhibit of All Time," 11 Oct. 2018 With volleyball nets, toddling children, and thickly applied sunscreen, Morses Pond is the picture of summer serenity. Jeremy C. Fox, Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "State officials, families alarmed by spate of drowning deaths," 8 July 2018 For as long as Anne Abueva, 40, can remember, making art has been a source of serenity. Tate Gunnerson, chicagotribune.com, "After her sons' deaths, Chicago artist put her grief and joy on canvas," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of serenity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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serenity

noun
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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