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.

Origin of tranquil

1595–1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related formstran·quil·ly, adverbtran·quil·ness, nounun·tran·quil, adjectiveun·tran·quil·ly, adverbun·tran·quil·ness, noun

Synonyms for tranquil

1. See peaceful.

Antonyms for tranquil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tranquilly

Contemporary Examples of tranquilly

Historical Examples of tranquilly

  • But at each new obstacle Angelique tranquilly replied: "But why not?"

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • "It's the nature of the beast to run crazy," pursued Kingozi tranquilly.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • By degrees he became so, and tranquilly walked back with me to the hotel.

  • Boche, who was on the watch this morning, saw him tranquilly nod adieu.


    Emile Zola

  • And tranquilly, ever since the morning, the King had been watching and waiting.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for tranquilly



calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Formstranquilly, adverbtranquilness, noun

Word Origin for tranquil

C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquilly



mid-15c., from Latin tranquillus "quiet" (see tranquility). Related: Tranquilly.

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