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tranquil

[trang-kwil] /ˈtræŋ kwɪl/
adjective
1.
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
a tranquil country place.
2.
free from or unaffected by disturbing emotions; unagitated; serene; placid:
a tranquil life.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
untranquil, adjective
untranquilly, adverb
untranquilness, noun
Synonyms
1. See peaceful.
Antonyms
1. agitated.
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  • They want to test their mettle against a rising wind and to sit tranquilly at twilight.
  • He lingered for five hours in great agony, and then tranquilly died.
  • After- noon church bells rang tranquilly across the hills.
British Dictionary definitions for tranquilly

tranquil

/ˈtræŋkwɪl/
adjective
1.
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 tranquilly

tranquil

adj.

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

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