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.
- tran·quil·ly, adverb
- tran·quil·ness, noun
- un·tran·quil, adjective
- un·tran·quil·ly, adverb
- un·tran·quil·ness, noun
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How to use tranquil in a sentence
A girl enjoys a tranquil paddle in a kayak at dawn down a flat river with reflections of misty rainforest and mountain sceneryHome to the largest patch of cool, temperate rainforest in the country, this area has something for everyone.
Plus, the burst hailed from the middle of a star-forming galaxy, where astronomers expect to find collapsing massive stars, but not neutron star mergers — which are generally found on the fringes of tranquil galaxies.A super-short gamma-ray burst defies astronomers’ expectations | Maria Temming | August 2, 2021 | Science News
Check into one of its farm rooms, tranquil escapes with wood-burning fireplaces, before heading to the onsite farm-to-table restaurant, CAMPO.
Spoores also recommends MST’s full-moon tour, which takes to the water during the quiet and tranquil early evening hours.
A pine forest is a tranquil haven, its ambient sounds muffled by a bed of fallen needles.In the galleries: A heightened homage to trees and what they can teach us | Mark Jenkins | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Why else would someone turn on the TV news on an otherwise tranquil Sunday morning?David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown | Lloyd Grove | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So I did a lot of preparation, I did yoga and meditation, so I managed to have a very tranquil birth at home.Why Do We Love Gisele Bundchen but Hate Gwyneth Paltrow? | Erin Cunningham | May 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the daylight hours, Greyfriars Kirkyard is a beautiful place for a tranquil stroll, revealing only hints of its bloody past.Welcome to the Most Haunted Graveyard in the World. Safety Not Guaranteed. | Nina Strochlic | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The mood overall was tranquil and positive, and the set, which was covered in ivy, looked like an enchanted garden.
It is a tranquil moment, and my afternoon panic attack seems like ancient history.
Here Mr. Samuel Weller, who had silently eaten his oysters with tranquil smiles, cried “Hear!”The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
Foreign families of neutral nationality sought more tranquil asylum far beyond the suburbs or on ships lying in the harbour.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
I shall therefore (pursuing his Idea of six Weeks) take it during the first tranquil six Weeks that it had, viz.
He gazed into the baby face, which, in its expressionless placidity, almost recalled her mother's tranquil sweetness.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
A feeling of tranquil joy always comes over me during such great convulsions of Nature.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for tranquil
calm, peaceful or quiet
- tranquilly, adverb
- tranquilness, noun
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