Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Free from commotion or disturbance.
  • adjective Free from anxiety, tension, or restlessness; composed: synonym: calm.
  • adjective Steady; even.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quiet; calm; undisturbed; not agitated; serene.
  • Synonyms Placid, Serene, etc. See calm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Free from emotional or mental disturbance.
  • adjective Calm; without motion or sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  • adjective not agitated; without losing self-possession

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin tranquillus.

Examples

  • He considers "Curtis Island Light" one of his most colorful compositions, saying it has what he calls tranquil energy.

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  • He considers "Curtis Island Light" one of his most colorful compositions, saying it has what he calls tranquil energy.

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  • With an elegant design, the recliner sofa designed by Arketipo Furniture comes in tranquil shades which are subtle rather than bright giving your living room a very futuristic look.

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  • For those who had just served with Ander's Army and fought at Monte Cassino, a new life in tranquil Wales offered some consolation for having been sold out at Yalta and cut off from their kin for two generatons by the Iron Curtain.

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  • For those who had just served with Ander's Army and fought at Monte Cassino, a new life in tranquil Wales offered some consolation for having been sold out at Yalta and cut off from their kin for two generatons by the Iron Curtain.

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  • Elegant accommodations, including plush villas with private pools, cottages, and deluxe rooms in tranquil, serene landscaped settings guarantee rejuvenation.www. radisson.com/kumarakomin

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  • Aussi, dimanche et hier je suis allé dans un petit coin tranquil pour me refaire a la voiture.

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  • You can choose among many beaches for what interests you from surfing to wading in tranquil waters.

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  • [31] History victorious, and Shäh Jëhan was put in tranquil possess:

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  • And even Emma, after two hours of "flattery and merriment" from Frank Churchill "wished herself rather walking quietly with any of the others, or sitting almost alone, and quite unattended to, in tranquil observation of the beautiful views beneath her" (III. vii, 338).

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