tranquil

adjective tran·quil \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl , ˈtran- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of tranquil

1 a : 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

tranquilly

play \-kwə-lē\ adverb

tranquilness

noun

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

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Origin and Etymology of tranquil

Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus

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

adjective

Definition of tranquil for English Language Learners

  • : quiet and peaceful


TRANQUIL Defined for Kids

tranquil

adjective tran·quil \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl \

Definition of tranquil for Students

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


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