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 having somebody walking down a major street with an AR-15 strapped to their shoulder does not provide anyone in Pittsburgh with a feeling of domestic tranquility. Kris Maher, WSJ, "After Synagogue Attack, Pittsburgh’s Push for Stricter Gun Laws Sparks Backlash," 11 Feb. 2019 More Film Reviews The film opens with a succession of silent exteriors in which Monrovia, population 1,063 at the last census in 2010, looks like a dream of tranquility and abundance. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Monrovia, Indiana’ Review: Palpitations in the Heartland," 25 Oct. 2018 Amid the turmoil of the hospital’s growth to surrounding streets and land, however, are islands of beauty and tranquility. Tim Woodward, idahostatesman, "As St. Luke’s keeps growing, who keeps it looking beautiful? He just goes by ‘gardener’ | Idaho Statesman," 18 May 2018 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

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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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