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[trang-kwil] /ˈtræŋ kwɪl/
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
a tranquil country place.
free from or unaffected by disturbing emotions; unagitated; serene; placid:
a tranquil life.
Origin of tranquil
1595-1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
untranquil, adjective
untranquilly, adverb
untranquilness, noun
1. agitated. Unabridged
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  • But at each new obstacle Angelique tranquilly replied: "But why not?"

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • "It's the nature of the beast to run crazy," pursued Kingozi tranquilly.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • By degrees he became so, and tranquilly walked back with me to the hotel.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Boche, who was on the watch this morning, saw him tranquilly nod adieu.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • And tranquilly, ever since the morning, the King had been watching and waiting.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • "Do get in, my dear girl," said Nana tranquilly, disdaining the onlookers.

  • "Oh, there's no fear of that," Monsieur Lebigre tranquilly replied.

  • The doctor then tranquilly resumed his visits, and he took the young girl with him.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for tranquilly


calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tranquillus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tranquilly



mid-15c., from Latin tranquillus "quiet" (see tranquility). Related: Tranquilly.

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