- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɹæŋkwɪˌlaɪzɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: tran‧quil‧iz‧ing
- Of a drug: having the effect of calming a person or animal, or putting them to sleep; sedating, sedative.
- (literary) Having the effect of making someone or something tranquil; calming, soothing.
- 1848, Geoffrey Crayon [pseudonym; Washington Irving], “A Sunday in London”, in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. […] (The Works of Washington Irving; II), author’s revised edition, New York, N.Y.; London: George P[almer] Putnam, […], OCLC 164869862, page 141:
- In a preceding paper I have spoken of an English Sunday in the country, and its tranquilizing effect upon the landscape; but where is its sacred influence more strikingly apparent than in the very heart of that great Babel, London?
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