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 The sound of the cascading water creates a sense of tranquility amid the bustling soundscape of the city., 21 June 2021 The park and concert venue is always open, and anybody who happened to be enjoying the tranquility at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, got a story to tell for years. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Sep. 2021 The tranquility across a region that produces some of the world’s most violent storms won’t last, of course, especially with most experts predicting a busy season. David Fleshler,, 20 July 2021 The single exception to the tranquility occurred on Independence Day when the community pulls out all the stops and swaps traditional fireworks for something closer to intercontinental ballistic missiles. Irv Erdos Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2021 Every neighborhood in Manhattan has its own unique character, but Sutton Place, a cozy neighborhood nestled along the East River between 53rd and 59th Street, offers something completely one-of-a-kind in a city as vibrant as New York—tranquility. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 Wealthy people have always been attracted to Hawaii for its privacy and tranquility. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The home of Liza and Simon Isaacs is a picture of tranquility by design. Laura Fenton, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Aug. 2021 Adding a few calming plants is a budget-friendly and easy way to add a little tranquility to your workspace. Stephanie Perry, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of tranquility

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2021

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“Tranquility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tranquility

: the quality or state of being quiet and peaceful

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