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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /səˈɹiːn/
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  • Rhymes: -iːn

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, borrowed from Latin serēnus (clear, cloudless, untroubled).

AdjectiveEdit

serene (comparative more serene or serener, superlative most serene or serenest)

  1. Peaceful, calm, unruffled.
    She looked at her students with joviality and a serene mentality.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0045:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  2. Without worry or anxiety; unaffected by disturbance.
  3. (archaic) fair and unclouded (as of the sky); clear; unobscured.
  4. Used as part of certain titles, originally to indicate sovereignty or independence.
    Her Serene Highness
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VerbEdit

serene (third-person singular simple present serenes, present participle serening, simple past and past participle serened)

  1. (transitive) To make serene.
    • Thomson
      Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie / To raise his being, and serene his soul.

NounEdit

serene (plural serenes)

  1. (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Southey
      the serene of heaven
    • (Can we date this quote?) Young
      To their master is denied / To share their sweet serene.
  2. Evening air; night chill.

Etymology 2Edit

Old French serein (evening), Vulgar Latin *serānum (from substantive use of sērum, neuter of sērus (late)) + -ānus suffix.

NounEdit

serene (plural serenes)

  1. A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary. serein n. 1.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

serene

  1. Inflected form of sereen

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

serena +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

serene

  1. calmly, serenely

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

serene

  1. feminine plural of sereno

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From serēnus +‎ .

AdverbEdit

serēnē (comparative serēnius, superlative serēnissimē)

  1. clearly, brightly

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

serēne

  1. vocative masculine singular of serēnus

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VerbEdit

serene

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of serenar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of serenar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of serenar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of serenar.