Origin of serene
Examples from the Web for serene
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|DAILY BEAST
He apologizes to Mike, who is sitting there like a serene Buddha.The 17 Most Iconic Scenes in ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEO)|Tricia Romano|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The beach extends for 10km and is pocketed with serene, uninhabited sections.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World|Erin Cunningham|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mood is serene and polished, juxtaposing hard and soft, technology and craft.
All nature was serene and the profoundest peace held dominion over all the elements.The Black Phalanx|Joseph T. Wilson
Lady Jane raised her eyes, and her look was serene and peaceful.Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach
When she came out again there was a grave expression on her serene face.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
Before his serene and all-embracing vision every school appears and disappears in the void.Unicorns|James Huneker
To comfort himself with the sight of her safe and serene, he turned and went out, meaning to go up where she was.The Lookout Man|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for serene
Word Origin for serene
Word Origin and History for serene
mid-15c., "clear, calm," from Latin serenus "peaceful, calm, clear" (of weather), figuratively "cheerful, glad, tranquil," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a suffixed variant of PIE *ksero- "dry," source of Greek xeros "dry" (see xerasia). In English, applied to persons since 1630s. Related: Serenely.