Definition of serene in English:



  • Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil:

    ‘her eyes were closed and she looked very serene’
    ‘serene certainty’
    • ‘Larry's face was calm, almost serene; his voice was quiet and steady.’
    • ‘You look so serene: sitting happily in the middle of all this chaos.’
    • ‘Even after the horror of it all, she still looked so serene.’
    • ‘Great minds such as ours must be serene and tranquil in order to remain above the fray.’
    • ‘His glorious blond curls shone golden in the candlelight, framing his remarkably serene features.’
    • ‘She leaned back into me, a serene smile written across her beautiful lips.’
    • ‘She seemed, to him, to be at peace, tranquil and serene.’
    • ‘The children and staff work and communicate in a very serene and peaceful fashion.’
    • ‘He looked so serene in his sleep, like a little boy.’
    • ‘He was a jolly, pleasant and good natured gentleman whose calm and serene demeanour endeared him to many.’
    • ‘Whenever I was upset, I always turned to her, and she would talk to me in a calm, serene, optimistic manner, which always left me cheerful.’
    • ‘I looked at it, suddenly calmed by its serene expression.’
    • ‘Beth's face is serene and childlike in the dim light; she breathes slowly, deeply.’
    • ‘She was calm, perfectly serene in her stance as she approached him.’
    • ‘During our one week cooling off period after signing the papers, I was strangely serene.’
    • ‘The expression he wore was calm, almost completely serene, except for the penetrating glare he had trained on Travis.’
    • ‘He was in a calm and serene state of mind, the empty concentration that martial artists called the void.’
    • ‘Inside it devastated him, but he forced the pain back and on the outside he put on a calm and serene face.’
    • ‘For all her fierce colouring, her face was serene and her voice soft.’
    • ‘New mothers are usually stereotyped as being calmer and more serene after they give birth.’
    peaceful, tranquil, quiet, still, restful, relaxing, soothing, undisturbed, untroubled
    calm, composed, collected, cool, calm, and collected, as cool as a cucumber, tranquil, peaceful, at peace, pacific, untroubled, relaxed, at ease, poised, self-possessed, unperturbed, imperturbable, undisturbed, unruffled, unworried, unexcitable, placid, equable, even-tempered
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usually the serene
  • An expanse of clear sky or calm sea:

    ‘not a cloud obscured the deep serene’
    cloudless, unclouded, clear, bright, sunny
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Late Middle English (describing the weather or sky as ‘clear, fine, and calm’): from Latin serenus.