calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape;serene old age.
Usually Serene . most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.): His Serene Highness.
- se·rene·ly, adverb
- se·rene·ness, noun
- o·ver·se·rene, adjective
- o·ver·se·rene·ly, adverb
- un·se·rene, adjective
- un·se·rene·ly, adverb
- un·se·rene·ness, noun
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How to use serene in a sentence
They’re both less serene, confident, and virtuous than the traditions that tell their stories have made them out to be.The Green Knight is glorious and a little baffling. Let’s untangle it. | Alissa Wilkinson | July 30, 2021 | Vox
Ensure your yard is a quiet, serene place by moving any busy or noisy hobbies elsewhere.
As calm and serene as most spiritual music aims for as its ideal, Alice Coltrane’s Impulse albums can be thrillingly turbulent affairs.Alice Coltrane is finally heralded as a jazz great. A new reissue doesn’t do her justice. | Andy Beta | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
I’ve presented my resignation to the president so that can happen in the most serene way possible.Brazil's Controversial Environment Minister Has Quit. What Does It Mean for the Amazon? | Ciara Nugent | June 24, 2021 | Time
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Everything serene, snow piling on trees, over lawns, on houses, before we realize that all the snow is poisoned with radiation.
And yet his music, to the end, although sometimes almost eerily serene, remained most often volcanic.
Her serene Highness also appears to have taken solace in extensive surgical alterations to her body over the past three years.
She describes the events with a serene demeanor and soft but rapid speech.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide? | Nina Strochlic | April 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two weeks in the world of wholesome niceness also leaves you undefended and strangely serene and a bit childlike.
He gave his arm to Fleurette, and walked out of the hotel, with serene confidence in the powers of the sainted Mme. Bidoux.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
In them the tragedy of life was tumultuously visible, yet they were serene, self-possessed, even steady in their quiet simplicity.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
He chose to go through the dark hours alone, and remained outwardly the same serene and cheerful young man as before.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
On the contrary, he made light of his poverty, and at no time of his life was he so cheerful and serene as now.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
How swift your flight, O lovely hours serene!No other pleasure here below endures,Or lingers with us long, save hope alone.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi | Giacomo Leopardi
British Dictionary definitions for serene
peaceful or tranquil; calm
clear or bright: a serene sky
(often capital) honoured: used as part of certain royal titles: His Serene Highness
- serenely, adverb
- sereneness, noun
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