serene

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See also: Serene, serené, and Serēnē

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /səˈɹiːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈɹin/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, “A Lady in Company”, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 6:
      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, originally to indicate sovereignty or independence.
    Her Serene Highness
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Translations[edit]
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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.

Noun[edit]

serene (plural serenes)

  1. (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
  2. Evening air; night chill.
    • c. 1605-1606, Ben Jonson, Volpone (The Fox)
      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.
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary. serein n. 1.

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[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 of sereno

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From serēnus +‎ .

Adverb[edit]

serēnē (comparative serēnius, superlative serēnissimē)

  1. clearly, brightly

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

serēne

  1. vocative masculine singular of serēnus

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

serene

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of serenar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of serenar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of serenar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of serenar

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.