tranquil

adjective
tran·​quil | \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl How to pronounce tranquil (audio) , ˈtran-\

Definition of tranquil

1a : free from agitation of mind or spirit a tranquil self-assurance
b : free from disturbance or turmoil a tranquil scene
2 : unvarying in aspect : steady, stable

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Other Words from tranquil

tranquilly \ ˈtraŋ-​kwə-​lē How to pronounce tranquilly (audio) , ˈtran-​ \ adverb
tranquilness noun

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calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence. the protests ended, and the streets were calm again tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure. the tranquil beauty of a formal garden serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquility. watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency. remained placid despite the criticism peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil. grown peaceful in old age

Examples of tranquil in a Sentence

the house was once again tranquil after the kids moved outside to play though she should have been upset, she felt oddly tranquil upon learning that she would not be receiving the scholarship

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Winter is in full swing—and the current climate makes scheduling a soak in the tub less about leisure and more about survival (albeit of the supremely tranquil variety). Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "From Luxurious Oils to Detoxing Soaks, How to Take the Perfect Winter Bath," 9 Jan. 2019 Located in the center of Little Tokyo, the crisp white hotel’s sculptural façade is inspired by origami and opens to a tranquil patio and Japanese garden: plush seating is framed by a bookcase stocked with literature and ceramics. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Interiors designed with Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen set a tranquil tone for the fashion, housewares and beauty products. WSJ, "Focused on Sustainability, Graanmarkt 13 is a Go-To for Tastemakers," 10 Jan. 2019 Surround yourself by nature and go somewhere tranquil to be alone with your thoughts. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime," 3 Jan. 2019 Farther south are the Gulf of Thailand’s tranquil island resorts. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 This is an amazingly-tranquil scene for what’s actually taking place. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Watch these horses graze peacefully while a tornado writhes in the background," 22 June 2018 Sunday: Coming off lows in the mid-60s to around 70, Sunday should be mostly tranquil, if on the hot side. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: Another round of showers and storms likely tonight, then less rain this weekend," 22 June 2018 Beautiful home, great food, nice hosts, tranquil setting, reasonable rate of something like $119 a night. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's MLB Hall of Fame ballot. Have at him.," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tranquil

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for tranquil

Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus

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The first known use of tranquil was in the 15th century

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tranquil

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tranquil

: quiet and peaceful

tranquil

adjective
tran·​quil | \ ˈtraŋ-kwəl How to pronounce tranquil (audio) \

Kids Definition of tranquil

: very calm and quiet : peaceful a tranquil sea a tranquil life

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