or tran·quil·i·ty



quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.

Origin of tranquillity

1325–75; Middle English tranquillite < Latin tranquillitās. See tranquil, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tranquillity

Contemporary Examples of tranquillity

Historical Examples of tranquillity

  • She has, at length, recovered peace of mind and tranquillity of conscience.

  • Detesting, as I did, tranquillity, I used to send my man-servant to copy the telegrams.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Fandor found it almost impossible to recover his tranquillity of mind.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • And the apparent ignorance and tranquillity in which he found Constance completed his dismay.


    Emile Zola

  • Her tranquillity, her happiness only, were of any consequence, the rest did not matter.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for tranquillity


sometimes US tranquility


a state of calm or quietude
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