tran·​quil·​i·​ty tran-ˈkwi-lə-tē How to pronounce tranquility (audio)
variants US tranquility or chiefly British tranquillity
: the quality or state of being tranquil
the tranquility of the quiet countryside

Examples of tranquility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from the massive amounts of privacy and tropical tranquility, the buyer of Pumpkin Key will get a three-bedroom residence, a pool house, three guest apartments, and a pristine stretch of beach. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 19 Feb. 2024 With his stoic but noble bearing, his calm manner and his proficiency at whatever task awaits him, Hirayama could be mistaken for a strictly aspirational hero — a walking, if barely talking embodiment of tranquility and enlightenment. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 But when the plots of her books begin coming to life, her days of tranquility are over. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2024 With its location on the southern edge of Lee’s Summit, the Villas of Parkwood gives you the convenience of the city alongside the tranquility of the country. Summit Homes, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Where the dining room is all bright natural light and an invitation to mingle, Stein and Miller’s personal living quarters define tranquility. Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 All plants are not equal Dead and dying plants and a yard cited as a public nuisance by county code enforcement isn’t the path to neighborhood peace and tranquility. Dan Vierria, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 There was something about witnessing the same type of influencer wearing red tights with a black or grey mini skirt and sweater that exuded a sense of luxury, tranquility and cult. Devine Blacksher, Essence, 12 Jan. 2024 Snorkel among incredible marine life, unwind with spa treatments, and appreciate some tranquility before your busy next chapter begins. Judy Koutsky, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tranquility was in the 14th century

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“Tranquility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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