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[trang-kwil-i-tee] /træŋˈkwɪl ɪ ti/
quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.
Also, tranquility.
1325-75; Middle English tranquillite < Latin tranquillitās. See tranquil, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for tranquility
  • The more equal it is, the more heart there is in common which provides for the best defense, and ensures domestic tranquility.
  • Clay lines the bottom of the park's many waterways, creating a jade green color, symbolizing tranquility.
  • What these cabins lack in luxury, however, they make up for in relaxation and tranquility.
  • However, there are no telephones or televisions to distract guests from enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the island.
  • The guest can walk through the scenic grounds around the creek and enjoy the tranquility of the old oak grove.
  • No, tranquility does not promise to descend on our planet, and will not be granted us so easily.
  • He withdraws and longs for the tranquility of a little intellectual house on the plain by a transparent river.
  • Harmony of relations and tranquility is a matter of urgency for the present.
  • People have long fled to the mountains in search of fresh air and tranquility.
  • Weather, always part of our daily world, brings with it every emotion from awe to tranquility.
British Dictionary definitions for tranquility


a state of calm or quietude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tranquility
late 14c., from O.Fr. tranquilite (12c.), from L. tranquillitatem (nom. tranquillitas) "tranquilness," from tranquillus "tranquil," perhaps from trans- "over" (here in sense of "exceedingly") + a root related to quies "rest" (see quiet). Tranquilize formed in Eng. 1620s; tranquilizer "sedative" is from 1824 (first reference is to ground ivy); in reference to one of a large group of anti-anxiety drugs, it is first recorded 1956.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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