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[trang-kwil] /ˈtræŋ kwɪl/
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
a tranquil country place.
free from or unaffected by disturbing emotions; unagitated; serene; placid:
a tranquil life.
Origin of tranquil
1595-1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
untranquil, adjective
untranquilly, adverb
untranquilness, noun
1. See peaceful.
1. agitated. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tranquil
  • Situated under a canopy of pine trees, it provides a peaceful and tranquil location for the treatment of addictive disorders.
  • The lake is small, roughly half a square mile in area, now once again blue and tranquil.
  • But instead the spacecraft now finds itself in an unexpectedly tranquil zone.
  • Zen archery is good because you can learn to be tranquil while you're actually shooting at something.
  • But now he was one of them, and the effect on him was anything but tranquil.
  • Traveling on foot, you'll explore rugged craters and lagoon waterfalls, freshwater ponds and tranquil sea coves.
  • He appears to advantage when adopting a tranquil gait.
  • If the same thing happens when he's awake, it's a far less tranquil story.
  • He was anything but tranquil at the poker tables, too.
  • Inside, paintings and prints dot the walls and soft music contributes to the tranquil atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for tranquil


calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquil

mid-15c., from Latin tranquillus "quiet" (see tranquility). Related: Tranquilly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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tranquil in Technology

1966. ALGOL-like language with sets and other extensions, for the Illiac IV. "TRANQUIL: A Language for an Array Processing Computer", N.E. Abel et al, Proc SJCC 34 (1969).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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