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

Examples of tranquility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An intellectual air sign represented by scales, Libras value harmony, so their travel plans should strike a balance of tranquility and variety. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Where To Travel In 2020 Based On Your Zodiac Sign," 11 Jan. 2020 Common themes emerged: the sensation of being in a dream, a feeling of tranquility and a sense of solitude and isolation. Jennifer Tucker, The Conversation, "From their balloons, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the world," 6 Dec. 2019 Singapore is 45% foreign-born, and a byword for prosperous tranquility. The Economist, "Voters could make the world twice as rich. Why don’t they?," 16 Nov. 2019 Makhojia's work will lend insight into the tranquility and shelter that was offered to scholars by Persian gardens., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 11 Oct. 2019 The Baros Suites are designed for guests to enjoy the freedom of space as well as the inspiration of tropical tranquility and a chance to relax in solitude. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 There were colorful wildflower displays, isolated and quiet campsites, wildlife and birds, and the tranquility of the pine and cedar forest without the crowds of more manicured areas. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Sit-and-see adventure at Santa Rosa Mountains," 7 Sep. 2019 The mission of my most recent trip to Europe was to find peace and tranquility in big cities that, in many ways, feel overrun with tourists. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Skip the crowds at Europe's biggest sites and enjoy these overlooked treasures instead," 19 Dec. 2019 An expression of utter tranquility belies any discomfort. Alexei Koseff,, "Erasing mistakes: California helps inmates remove tattoos," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tranquility

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Feb 2020

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“Tranquility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being quiet and peaceful

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