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 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 The tranquility draws Sue LeRoy, who usually visits once a month or so. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus changed so much at Wisconsin's Marian apparition shrine. But people still come for peace, solace.," 26 Mar. 2020 But inside the quiet confines of the park, there was just this wonderful tranquility and there was nothing more tranquil to the eye than this woman with the radiant pink shirt. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Stevenson Park’s peacefulness enhanced by the plant-watering woman," 2 Apr. 2020 That tranquility was shattered Monday when the index dropped 1.6%. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Dow Drops 600 Points on Global Growth Concerns," 31 Jan. 2020 The goal was for the students to grow as many trees as possible on the large digital screen by allowing themselves to drift into tranquility., "At a Montessori school in Cambridge, toddlers and young children wear Velcro slippers equipped with electronic sensors that track their movements around the classroom.," 17 Dec. 2019 After more than 80 percent of Sugarloaf burned, along with a good portion of neighboring Hood Mountain Regional Park, some wondered if that tranquility could ever return. Tom Stienstra,, "State parks in Wine Country in deep recovery after 2017 fires," 25 Oct. 2019 The vibe throughout the chic, airy property is sophisticated tranquility from day to dusk. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Dubrovnik, Croatia," 14 Oct. 2019

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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 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being quiet and peaceful

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