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

Definition of serenity

: the quality or state of being serene

Examples of serenity in a Sentence

the serenity in the aftermath of the tornado was remarkable his serenity calmed those around him
Recent Examples on the Web The idea of a serene thriller, a show that could be terrifying and urgent to watch, but could have moments of serenity, started to unfold. Alamin Yohannes,, 30 July 2022 Organized by color scheme, the viewer feels a sort of serenity among the paintings’ vibrant hues and the soothing subjects. Seth Combscontributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 From Paikō Lagoon near Honolulu to natural and man-made lagoons in the Caribbean, the still water adds serenity and wildlife to real estate around it. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2022 Wellness is all about balance, so what better way to nurture your need for both serenity and excitement than on a private island at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in Italy. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 7 July 2022 Even with Reiner telling his actor to just relax, Caan could not do the scene with the needed fluid serenity. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 7 July 2022 Take a rest mid-afternoon or the enjoy the serenity of the nighttime woods behind the comfort of fine, durable mesh. Sunset Magazine, 7 July 2022 Don't let that prime location mislead you, though; the hotel is the epitome of serenity. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 18 June 2022 Milan Design Week, with both Salone del Mobile and the attendant city-center exhibitions, is packed with events to a degree that makes any moment of serenity a welcome respite. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of serenity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“Serenity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of serenity

: the quality or state of being calm and peaceful

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