se·​ren·​i·​ty sə-ˈre-nə-tē How to pronounce serenity (audio)
: the quality or state of being serene

Example Sentences

the serenity in the aftermath of the tornado was remarkable his serenity calmed those around him
Recent Examples on the Web Believing that the waterfall placement would bring others peace and serenity took an understanding of how deeply surroundings impact emotion. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 15 July 2022 Shaw led the band through the set with a serenity to her spoken word delivery that remained undisturbed by the raging instrumentalists sharing the stage with her, including bassist Lewis Maynard, guitarist Tom Dowse, and drummer Nick Buxton. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 10 Jan. 2023 For a colorful moment, Taraji P. Henson gave some serenity to our Instagram feed with her yellow dress. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 7 Jan. 2023 So sit back, relax, and wait for calmness and serenity to slowly take over. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 McVie appeared to maintain a cosmic serenity through it all. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Or maybe that serenity will come from simply ceasing to try to control the outcome. ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 Harbaugh is just the latest coach impressed by McCarthy’s serenity. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Whats more: gifting a little serenity doesn't require you to search the ends of the earth or empty out your life savings. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serenity was in the 15th century

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“Serenity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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se·​ren·​i·​ty sə-ˈren-ət-ē How to pronounce serenity (audio)
: the quality or state of being serene : peacefulness

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