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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tranquil mean? 

TRANQUIL (adjective)
  The adjective TRANQUIL has 2 senses:

1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
2. not agitated; without losing self-possession

  Familiarity information: TRANQUIL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TRANQUIL (adjective)

Sense 1tranquil [BACK TO TOP]


(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves


placid; tranquil; unruffled; still; quiet; smooth

Context examples:

a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay / the quiet waters of a lagoon / a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky / a smooth channel crossing / scarcely a ripple on the still water / unruffled water


calm ((of weather) free from storm or wind)

Sense 2tranquil [BACK TO TOP]


Not agitated; without losing self-possession


calm; serene; tranquil; unagitated

Context examples:

spoke in a calm voice / remained calm throughout the uproar / he remained serene in the midst of turbulence / a serene expression on her face / she became more tranquil / tranquil life in the country


composed (serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress)

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