tranquil

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adjective tran·quil \ˈtraŋ-kwəl, ˈtran-\

Definition of tranquil

  1. 1a :  free from agitation of mind or spirit <a tranquil self-assurance>b :  free from disturbance or turmoil <a tranquil scene>

  2. 2 :  unvarying in aspect :  steady, stable

tranquilly

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tranquilness

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Examples of tranquil in a sentence

  1. <the house was once again tranquil after the kids moved outside to play>

  2. <though she should have been upset, she felt oddly tranquil upon learning that she would not be receiving the scholarship>

Origin and Etymology of tranquil

Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of tranquil

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>.

TRANQUIL Defined for English Language Learners

tranquil

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adjective tran·quil \ˈtraŋ-kwəl, ˈtran-\

Definition of tranquil for English Language Learners

  • : quiet and peaceful


TRANQUIL Defined for Kids

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adjective tran·quil \ˈtraŋ-kwəl\

Definition of tranquil for Students

  1. :  very calm and quiet :  peaceful <a tranquil sea> <a tranquil life>



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