serein

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English[edit]

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From French serein

Noun[edit]

serein (uncountable)

  1. Light rainfall from a cloudless sky after sunset.
    • 2000, Raphael Confiant, Mamzelle Dragonfly
      "She must have caught a chill from the serein, that's all!"

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin serēnus ("cloudless", by extension "calm, peaceful").

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Adjective[edit]

serein m (feminine sereine, masculine plural sereins, feminine plural sereines)

  1. (of sky) unclouded, clear
  2. (figuratively) serene, calm, tranquil

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin serenus ("cloudless", by extension "calm, peaceful").

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Adjective[edit]

serein

  1. Serene, calm, tranquil.

Noun[edit]

serein m (oblique plural sereins, nominative singular sereins, nominative plural serein)

  1. evening