tranquil

adjective
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

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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 His Twitter account is, by that platform’s standards, unusually tranquil. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Coinbase CEO Takes Crypto Exchange Public After Bringing Bitcoin to Masses," 14 Apr. 2021 On a tranquil street two blocks from the elementary school and commuter rail, this 1895 Victorian beckons with colorful accents and a welcoming porch. BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Victorian stunners from the class of 1895," 8 Apr. 2021 Elsewhere, the western and central U.S. will see a tranquil end of March and beginning of April with virtually no precipitation forecast, the weather service said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "45M face severe weather risk, including possible tornadoes, in Southeast; snow likely in Northeast," 31 Mar. 2021 The beautiful and tranquil weather around the country is over on Thursday as several storms systems are expected to move from West to East with heavy rain, strong to severe thunderstorms, heavy snow and damaging winds. Max Golembo, ABC News, "Stormy weather pattern on the way for the West and the South," 25 Feb. 2021 More than 43,000 of those refugees have crossed the Tekeze River into Hamdayet, a remote and tranquil town in Sudan’s eastern Kassala state. Abdi Latif Dahir, BostonGlobe.com, "In Sudan border town, desperate Ethiopians find ‘second mother country’," 13 Feb. 2021 On normal days, the tranquil scene is one that Normal Rockwell could have depicted in idyllic portraits of American life, residents say. oregonlive, "Residents in Salem, Olympia and other capital cities hope inauguration will bring relief from tense protests," 20 Jan. 2021 Planes are usually tranquil environments with occasional disturbances from one or two unhappy passengers, said Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association that represents pilots at American Airlines. Author: Kyle Arnold, Anchorage Daily News, "Political frustrations spill onto planes as carriers, regulators try to calm rowdy, anti-mask passengers," 15 Jan. 2021 Airplane cabins are usually tranquil environments with occasional disturbances from one or two unhappy passengers, said Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, which represents pilots at American Airlines. Dallas News, "Political frustrations spill onto planes as carriers, regulators try to calm rowdy, anti-mask passengers," 13 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of tranquil was in the 15th century

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5 May 2021

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“Tranquil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tranquil. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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tranquil

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tranquil

: quiet and peaceful

tranquil

adjective
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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