tran·​quil·​i·​ty | \ tran-ˈkwi-lə-tē How to pronounce tranquility (audio) , traŋ-\
variants: US tranquility or chiefly British tranquillity

Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being tranquil the tranquility of the quiet countryside

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But at the city’s stunning photo hot spots at the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, the aura of early-morning tranquility is replaced by lights, camera and action. Los Angeles Times, "Czech Republic sees a surge in visitors from China, including many prenuptial couples," 3 Sep. 2019 Above, an infinity pool, spa, and library add to the air of tranquility. Chris Leadbeater, National Geographic, "Discover Turkey’s under-the-radar seaside paradise," 14 Aug. 2019 And even amid my short walk from my parking spot to my office building, the breeze across my face coupled with the warmth of the sun on my skin evokes a sense of tranquility that leaves me wanting. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "St. Ives Launches The #NatureReset Initiative To Encourage Young Women To Spend Time Outdoors," 30 July 2019 For these characters, a getaway meant to foster tranquility instead proves deadly. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Dark Secrets at Book Club and a Deadly Wellness Retreat. 5 Unexpected Summer Thrillers," 25 July 2019 Brief tranquility ends in Predator's Cove, as claw and blood marks show that the Indominus rex has broken free from her enclosure. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "First look at 'Jurassic World — The Ride': Set to reign at Universal Studios Hollywood," 7 July 2019 The population of metropolitan Houston has nearly doubled to seven million; Brenham has grown to almost 17,000, some of them moving from Houston in search of space and tranquility. Tim Layden,, "Jon Peters and the Pain of Being 'SUPERKID'," 28 June 2019 Upgrade your morning shower with one like Grown Alchemist's beautiful botanical formula and make your early post-gym routine a moment of pure tranquility. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Net-a-Porter Is Having A 24-Hour Beauty Flash Sale — Here's What To Buy," 25 July 2019 In the still of the dawn, with the battle ebbing, there was a tranquility to the way these southern flatlands rolled gently down to the Euphrates. Azad Cudi, Harper's magazine, "Long Shot," 10 Jan. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being quiet and peaceful

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to make a temporary encampment

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