- quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.
Origin of tranquillity
Examples from the Web for tranquility
But the illusions of peace and tranquility soon crumble around them like a patch of freshly laid snow.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell
October 27, 2014
The waiting room is ill-kempt, but inside its institutional blue and white walls, there is a surprising sense of tranquility.Power Shortages Hit Gaza Maternity Ward
July 24, 2014
“It gives me tranquility,” said Batya Katzir, another Ashdod resident.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts
July 15, 2014
So it was something that would symbolize some tranquility, peace—anything that would give it a good energy.‘American Idol’ Bandleader Rickey Minor on His Favorite Performance and What It Takes to Win
May 20, 2014
Martha hoped that “from this moment [they] would grow old together, in solitude and tranquility.”How George Washington Celebrated Christmas
December 25, 2013
He did belong to somebody, after all; and Stineli's words had restored his tranquility.Rico and Wiseli
When he spoke all was tranquility of attention, and every mouth was open to applaud.Imogen
Guadaloupe, however, was not at once reduced to a state of tranquility.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
The return of tranquility after so much of tumult was startling.The Pirates of Ersatz
Their fears vanished and tranquility returned to their countenances.
sometimes US tranquility
- a state of calm or quietude
Word Origin and History for tranquility
also tranquillity, late 14c., from Old French tranquilite (12c.), from Latin tranquillitatem (nominative tranquillitas) "tranquilness," from tranquillus "tranquil," perhaps from trans- "over" (here in its intensive sense of "exceedingly") + a root related to quies "rest" (see quiet (n.)).