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 Traditionally, bluebirds have been associated with happiness, blessings, spiritual joy and tranquility. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin’s Bluebird Comeback: Beautiful native bird is thriving with human help," 25 June 2020 But in many places the tranquility has proven short-lived. The Economist, "Horsemen of the apocalypse Covid-19 raises the risks of violent conflict," 18 June 2020 In these cases and others like them, our impulse toward acquisition has overwhelmed the tranquility of the outdoors, creating a breathless set of imperatives: first, fastest, highest. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘Without Ever Reaching the Summit’ Review: The Common Miracles," 12 June 2020 The front page and op-ed page are my sea of tranquility. Scott Ostler,, "Please don’t invade my island of refuge by dragging sports into it," 6 June 2020 For all the gentleness and tranquility of his new life, Tommaso still burns for something else. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Willem Dafoe brings quiet grace to Abel Ferrara’s ‘Tommaso’," 5 June 2020 Gardens can restore nature, bringing wildlife to even dense urban neighborhoods, and restore peace and tranquility to a troubled mind. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "In turbulent times, a magical art-filled garden offers solace," 31 Mar. 2020 In a few short years, in fact, Miedema has developed into an unparalleled international talent, a forward capable of swift turns and powerful strikes, a sea of tranquility amid 22 shifting bodies on the field. New York Times, "Vivianne Miedema Lets Her Goals Do the Talking," 28 Feb. 2020 The tranquility of Aron’s suburban New Jersey home was upended when her older sister, Lucia, became addicted to drugs. Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Let’s hear it for the codependents," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of tranquility

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Tranquility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being quiet and peaceful

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