tranquility

See also: Tranquillity

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EtymologyEdit

tranquil +‎ -ity, from Middle English tranquillite, from Old French tranquillite, from Latin tranquilitas.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /træŋˈkwɪlɪti/
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  • Hyphenation: tran‧quil‧li‧ty

NounEdit

tranquility (usually uncountable, plural tranquilities)

  1. the state of being tranquil
  2. the absence of disturbance; peacefulness
  3. the absence of stress; serenity
  4. the quality of calm such as that experienced in places with mainly natural features and activities, free from disturbance from manmade ones.

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  • More common spelling in the US; less common in the UK.

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