tran·​quil | \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl How to pronounce tranquil (audio) , ˈtran- \

Definition of tranquil

1a : free from agitation of mind or spirit a tranquil self-assurance
b : free from disturbance or turmoil a tranquil scene
2 : unvarying in aspect : steady, stable

Other Words from tranquil

tranquilly \ ˈtraŋ-​kwə-​lē How to pronounce tranquil (audio) , ˈtran-​ \ adverb
tranquilness noun

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calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence. the protests ended, and the streets were calm again tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure. the tranquil beauty of a formal garden serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquility. watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency. remained placid despite the criticism peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil. grown peaceful in old age

Examples of tranquil in a Sentence

the house was once again tranquil after the kids moved outside to play though she should have been upset, she felt oddly tranquil upon learning that she would not be receiving the scholarship
Recent Examples on the Web The scene today plays like an anvil tossed into a tranquil pond. Kyle Smith, National Review, 11 Mar. 2022 His 311 acres of pristine habitat borders an equally tranquil property where Commonwealth LNG is planning to erect an export terminal. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 The park, founded in 1914, also includes a series of free attractions, including the tranquil Japanese Gardens and McGovern Centennial Gardens, which features a 30-foot garden mount and sculpture promenade. Anna Mazurek, Chron, 9 Mar. 2022 Similar scenes repeat over and over these days at the central train station in Przemysl, a normally tranquil city in southeastern Poland that has become the major gateway for Ukrainian refugees fanning out across Europe. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2022 My personality tends to be quiet and tranquil, which put those kids at ease. Marc Myers, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2022 By any name, the painting (1472-74), a tranquil view of Mary surrounded by saints and the man who paid for it, is sublime. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 Join Manku’s thoughtful design features wonderful Roman-style mosaics made by Venetian artisans, natural timbers and light colored stone that make the spaces feel tranquil and inviting. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Expect biking routes in the surprisingly tranquil countryside outside of Berlin and pedaling in the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, with its marshes, old-world towns and waterways. Everett Potter, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tranquil

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for tranquil

Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus

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“Tranquil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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tran·​quil | \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl How to pronounce tranquil (audio) \

Kids Definition of tranquil

: very calm and quiet : peaceful a tranquil sea a tranquil life

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