Definition of shanti in US English:

shanti

noun

Indian
  • Peace.

    as exclamation ‘“Shanti! Shanti! you must not let anger possess you like that.”’
    • ‘(His famous ‘Om shanti om’ was stolen by the Indian film industry).’
    • ‘It ends with Sanskrit mantras chanting shanti.’
    • ‘Aruna Broota, for example, has developed a relaxation technique that combines four yogic postures and repetition of a religious word like shanti, or peace.’
    • ‘One of my favourite words in Hindi is shanti, meaning peace, contentment and silence.’
    • ‘It started with ‘Shree Yantra’ - a crystal pyramid with beneficial properties which Tulsi bahu promoted as the harbinger of sukh, shanti, chain and aman in every Hindu household.’

Origin

From Sanskrit śānti ‘peace, tranquillity’.

Pronunciation

shanti

/ˈSHän(t)ē/