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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The north shore, buffered by the protective coral reef that started to grow as the volcano eroded away, is tranquil. Katherine Cusumano, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Beaches in Bermuda," 29 May 2019 Zelinda is super tranquil and her intent is to help yoga practitioners of all shapes and sizes enjoy a safe, comfortable practice. Hannah Chenoweth, SELF, "The 9 Best YouTube Yoga Channels I Discovered While Practicing Yoga at Home for 6 Years," 5 May 2019 Matera, Italy Why: The holiday-makers who flock to Puglia’s tranquil white villages—and everyone else—have a new reason to make a detour to Matera, an ancient city perched on a limestone cliff in the the nearby region of Basilicata. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Here’s Where to Travel in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 Cruise the Mekong River this fall on a seven-night voyage that visits bustling Southeast Asian cities as well as tranquil riverside villages. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Stop at key cities and villages on Mekong River cruise to Vietnam and Cambodia," 19 June 2018 With a population of only 2,600 and very little tourism, Giethoorn is the kind of picturesque, tranquil village most people can only dream of. Diana Bruk, Country Living, "There is a Magical Little Town in Holland Where the Streets Are Made of Water," 2 Oct. 2015 Rooms are chic and modern with floor-to-ceiling views of the tranquil bay. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "How to spend four days island-hopping in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 10 Apr. 2018 Photo: Joe Ladrigan Wind Up A 10-minute drive from the congestion of Dublin’s city center lies Dollymount Strand, a long, tranquil beach on northern Dublin Bay and one of Europe’s prime kite-surfing spots. Brigid Mander, WSJ, "How to Earn Your Guinness in Dublin," 2 Aug. 2018 Their tiny Lunar Excursion Module, nicknamed Eagle, was designed to land them on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility — it was not designed to give them a tranquil night’s sleep. Roger Simmons, The Seattle Times, "Apollo 11 astronauts were sleepless in the Sea of Tranquility on moon," 12 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tranquil

: quiet and peaceful


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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