tran·​quil·​i·​ty | \tran-ˈkwi-lə-tē, traŋ-\
variants: or chiefly British tranquillity

Definition of tranquility 

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

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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 Captured on camera bare-skinned and with eyes closed, the little female displays all the calm and tranquility her Halcyoninae subfamily implies. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "This Royally Adorable Baby Kingfisher Perpetuates a Species Extinct in the Wild," 1 June 2018 That’s when Kopech’s scorching fastball and fiery nature need to be complemented with a yogi’s tranquility. Dan Wiederer,, "On his climb to the White Sox, Michael Kopech searching for a mental 'flow state'," 31 May 2018 Boats with gas motors are prohibited, which helps preserve the tranquility of the forest. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Cool off this summer at these lakes near Payson," 8 June 2018 But the shooting deaths of the two U.S. retirees together with their dog early Saturday at their waterfront house south of town has shattered the tranquility of this quiet community some 380 miles from the U.S. border. Sandra Dibble,, "U.S. couple found shot to death in Bahia de los Angeles," 4 June 2018 The world of gigantic cargo ships and goods that are transported and sold globally is of course the polar opposite of Thoreau’s vision of intimate tranquility, making the title at once melancholy and ironic. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walden': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 12 July 2018 One caveat: For all the tranquility that a night or two at Collective Governors Island offers, late evening is also when nightlife on the waterways comes alive with party boats. Fortune, "'Glamping' Has Officially Come to New York City," 12 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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