serenity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English serenyte, from Old French serenité, from Latin serēnitās, equivalent to serene +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈɹɛnɪti/
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  • Hyphenation: se‧ren‧i‧ty

Noun[edit]

serenity (countable and uncountable, plural serenities)

  1. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 193:
      Forthwith a change came over the waters, and the serenity became less brilliant but more profound.
  2. A lack of agitation or disturbance.
  3. A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.

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