serene

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Latin serēnus (clear, cloudless, untroubled).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

serene (comparative more serene or serener, superlative most serene or serenest)

  1. Peaceful, calm, unruffled.
    She looked at her students with joviality and a serene mentality.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.I:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  2. Without worry or anxiety; unaffected by disturbance.
  3. (archaic) fair and unclouded (as of the sky); clear; unobscured.
  4. Used as part of certain titles.
    Her Serene Highness
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Verb[edit]

serene (third-person singular simple present serenes, present participle serening, simple past and past participle serened)

  1. (transitive) To make serene.
    Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie / To raise his being, and serene his soul. — Thomson.

Noun[edit]

serene (plural serenes)

  1. (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
    • Southey
      the serene of heaven
    • Young
      To their master is denied / To share their sweet serene.
  2. Evening air; night chill.
    • Ben Jonson
      Some serene blast me.

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French serein (evening), Vulgar Latin *serānum — from substantive use of sērum, neuter of sērus (late) + -ānus suffix.

Noun[edit]

serene (plural serenes)

  1. A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.
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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary. serein n. 1.

Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

serene

  1. Inflected form of sereen

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

serena +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

serene

  1. calmly, serenely

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

serene

  1. Feminine plural form of sereno

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

serēne

  1. vocative masculine singular of serēnus

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

serene

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of serenar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of serenar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of serenar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of serenar.