[ suh-reen ]
/ səˈrin /


calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape; serene old age.
clear; fair: serene weather.
(usually initial capital letter) most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.): His Serene Highness.


serenity; tranquillity.
Archaic. a clear or tranquil expanse of sea or sky.

Origin of serene

First recorded in 1495–1505, serene is from the Latin word serēnus (of the sky, weather) clear, unclouded

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British Dictionary definitions for serene

/ (sɪˈriːn) /


peaceful or tranquil; calm
clear or brighta serene sky
(often capital) honoured: used as part of certain royal titlesHis Serene Highness

Derived forms of serene

serenely, adverbsereneness, noun

Word Origin for serene

C16: from Latin serēnus
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