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
Recent Examples on the Web With the ocean on one side and miles of lagoon fronts on the other comes the serenity of nature and the opportunity to view both sunrises and sunsets as ships pass by. Houston Chronicle, "Buyers can enjoy nature, sunrise, sunset views at Beachtown," 20 June 2020 Adding to the serenity this week is the absence of spectators for the second straight week on the PGA Tour. Mark Heim |, al, "2020 RBC Heritage (6/18) live stream: How to watch online, TV info, time of PGA Tour event," 18 June 2020 Notably, the garden will not limit the amount of time people can spend there, acknowledging it as a place of mediation and serenity. oregonlive, "Portland Japanese Garden and other attractions make reopening plans with limited entry, reservations," 5 June 2020 Get outside and discover the quiet serenity of Akron’s historic Stan Hywet Gardens. cleveland, "Things to do in Cleveland this weekend, June 5-7," 4 June 2020 Observers said the one event that might puncture the market’s bubble of serenity would be if President Donald Trump made good on his threats to send American troops into cities. NBC News, "Why is Wall Street soaring while Main Street is burning?," 29 May 2020 The serenity of Dan and Angella Henry's home in Easton, Massachusetts, was shattered with the unfathomable news that their eldest son DJ had been shot to death. James Brown, CBS News, "Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?," 22 June 2019 But because everyone is in the same boat, there’s kind of a serenity about this moment. NBC News, "Meet the queer comic behind Netflix's bingeworthy show 'Feel Good'," 16 Apr. 2020 Ron Crowder, lead funeral director of Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, knows that serenity and compassion are vital every day in his profession. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Bereaved families, Houston-area funeral homes in suburbs adjust to coronavirus threat," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of serenity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Serenity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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

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: the quality or state of being calm and peaceful

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