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  1. calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape;serene old age.

  2. clear; fair: serene weather.

  1. Usually Serene . most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.): His Serene Highness.

  1. serenity; tranquility: the serene of early morning at the lake.

  2. Archaic. a clear or tranquil expanse of sea or sky.

Origin of serene

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English, from Old French serein and Latin serēnus (of the sky, weather) “clear, unclouded”

synonym study For serene

1. See peaceful.

Other words for serene

Opposites for serene

Other words from serene

  • 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

Words Nearby serene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use serene in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for serene


/ (sɪˈriːn) /

  1. peaceful or tranquil; calm

  2. clear or bright: a serene sky

  1. (often capital) honoured: used as part of certain royal titles: His Serene Highness

Origin of serene

C16: from Latin serēnus

Derived forms of serene

  • serenely, adverb
  • sereneness, noun

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