Definition of tranquil in US English:

tranquil

adjective

  • Free from disturbance; calm.

    ‘her tranquil gaze’
    ‘the sea was tranquil’
    • ‘The stadium crowd exploded, temporarily breaking the peace in the tranquil city park.’
    • ‘The food was delicious, the wine imbibed with much vigour and the ambience tranquil yet mellow, hearty yet calm.’
    • ‘Travelling on it is leisurely, not intruded on by fumes or traffic jams; in short, a tranquil delight.’
    • ‘Its rooms are clustered around tranquil pools and set in acres of tropical gardens.’
    • ‘The mood is tranquil and tolerant and mistakes in this garden are just accepted.’
    • ‘Nights at the marina were tranquil and there were some spiders resting in their webs under the starry sky.’
    • ‘In the distance, at the top of the picture, tranquil blues and greys stretch away to Paradise or the Pacific.’
    • ‘I strolled through the financial district, amazed by how tranquil, clean, and pleasant it all was.’
    • ‘Today was the first time I walked around its tranquil little garden and surveyed its moat.’
    • ‘Great minds such as ours must be serene and tranquil in order to remain above the fray.’
    • ‘It has many areas of stunning beauty and places that are truly tranquil and serene.’
    • ‘Tai chi is calm and tranquil, and lacks the glamour or flashiness of aerobics.’
    • ‘I would turn in my bed and, facing the barren wall, see clearly that far world as tranquil and still.’
    • ‘Try to present a tranquil and composed appearance to your team as they will benefit from your good vibes.’
    • ‘Trees have been planted around the theatre to keep it cool, tranquil and beautiful.’
    • ‘Neighbours have clubbed together to turn their back alley into a tranquil garden and play area.’
    • ‘On the other hand the sea has an amazingly calming and tranquil effect when the waters are calm.’
    • ‘We pushed on through tranquil meadows and dense pine forest, steep terraces and the occasional traverse.’
    • ‘To get to the falls you stroll through a tranquil fruit, herb, and flower garden.’
    • ‘Only calm remained, as still and tranquil as the ocean after a tempestuous storm.’
    peaceful, restful, reposeful, calm, quiet, still, serene, placid, relaxing, soothing, undisturbed, idyllic, halcyon, mild, pleasant
    calm, placid, composed, relaxed, at peace, cool, cool, calm, and collected, cool-headed, serene, even-tempered, self-possessed, controlled, unexcitable, unflappable, unruffled, unperturbed, imperturbable, undisturbed, unagitated, dispassionate, stoical, sober, unemotional, untroubled, pacific
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Origin

Late Middle English: from French tranquille or Latin tranquillus.

Pronunciation

tranquil

/ˈtræŋkwəl//ˈtraNGkwəl/