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 the tranquility of this cooperative enclave is disturbed by the intrusion of some aggressive ICE agents and by the murder of a young woman grotesquely costumed as Marie Antoinette. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: When the Wheels Come Off," 25 Jan. 2019 Each day, the troops arrive at 6 a.m. and depart at 5 p.m. While their presence has brought a rare tranquility to the daylight hours, residents say, at night, the drug traffickers return and the cycle of violence resumes. Anthony Faiola And Marina Lopes, Washington Post, "Stop and search? This poor community in Rio says yes, please.," 25 Mar. 2018 In one story, the tranquility of Maud’s Christmas Eve is shattered by the sounds of her hard-drinking upstairs neighbor verbally and physically abusing his sobbing wife. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Tales to Warm a Cold Winter’s Night," 21 Dec. 2018 In every design, the long fireplace brings the perfect sense of balance and tranquility. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Designers Reveal Why They Are Going Crazy Over Linear Fireplaces," 11 Dec. 2018 Quiet summer trading has also continued into September, with lower-than-average trading volumes also contributing to the recent tranquility, analysts say. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Muted Stock-Market Moves Show Investor Caution," 11 Sep. 2018 With its weekly sailboat races and picturesque downtown, residents were settling into summer's languid rhythms when the shooting shattered the usual tranquility. Brian Witte, Fox News, "Small capital draped in grief by shooting," 30 June 2018 The line’s new launch, Yin Transformation—an aqueous blend of rose, Calypso orchid, and ylang-ylang—is one route to tranquility, offering up a ritual to root into the present. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Best New Perfumes Capture the Zeitgeist, From #MeToo to Wellness Mania," 25 Aug. 2018 Enveloped by 400 miraculous scenic desert acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval reaches out to nature for inspiration while offering guests comfort and tranquility. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "World-class Tucson spas more than skin-deep experiences," 31 May 2018

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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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