tranquillity

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tranquil +‎ -ity, from Old French tranquilité, from Latin tranquilitas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /træŋˈkwɪlɪti/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tran‧quil‧li‧ty

Noun[edit]

tranquillity (usually uncountable, plural tranquillities)

  1. the state of being tranquil
  2. the absence of disturbance; peacefulness
  3. the absence of stress; serenity
  4. the quality of calm such as that experienced in places with mainly natural features and activities, free from disturbance from manmade ones.

Usage notes[edit]

  • More common spelling in the UK; less common in the US.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]