from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, tranquil: noting a passage to be so rendered.


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  • The next two days were a carbon copy of the previous day with constant checks of temperature, blood pressure and pulse, electrocardiograms, adjustments of my dextrose solution, examinations of the incision where the pacemaker was inserted, changes of sheets and … oh, yes … instructions to remain "tranquillo".

    My three nights in a Mexican hospital

  • I'm happy to say that, bit by bit, I'm getting used to my pacemaker, even though, at the time of writing, I'm doing things slowly and trying to remain tranquillo, as opposed to doing everything at my usual brisk pace.

    My three nights in a Mexican hospital

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter brought remarkable focus and fire to this "heart's jewel," daringly slowing the tempo significantly for the second subject of the first movement, which turned the "tranquillo" section into a searching, internal monologue.


  • Luckily for said CEO, his orchestra of tiny, gold-plated violins were tranquillo during the interview so it was easy to hear him make his case.


  • What I hear is that they read a lot about the violencia but "here it's tranquillo".

    Concern for MX Govt

  • Paga tranquillo, the sweet woman in the Bar Centrale told me as I carried our coffees, juices, and pastries from the counter to one of the sunny tables.

    The Italian Summer

  • I love my new location, although it is not quite as tranquillo, bc it is closer to the the main road and there is quite a bit more noise from time to time compared to my last site, I have an amazing house and piece of land behind it.

    Three Blogs in one Post…Read from Bottom.

  • We stayed in Puerto Escondido for 5 days and now it is my favorite beach town in all of Mexico, very tranquillo and wonderful mariscos.

    Living in City of Oaxaca.

  • Tum interjecto aut digito aut nescio quo alio signo, codicem clausi, et tranquillo jam vultu indicavi Alypio.


  • Exquisite softness and tenderness distinguish the melodious parts, and Chopin's peculiar coaxing tone is heard in the semiquaver passage marked tranquillo of the first subject.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician


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