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tranquil

adjective uk   /ˈtræŋ.kwɪl/ us    /ˈtræn-/
C1 calm and peaceful and without noise, violence, worry, etc.: She stared at the tranquil surface of the water. The hotel is in a tranquil rural setting. A spasm of pain crossed his normally tranquil features.
tranquilly
adverb uk   /-kwɪ.li/ us  
Translations of “tranquil”
in Korean 고요한…
in Arabic هادئ…
in French tranquille…
in Turkish sessiz, sakin, asude…
in Italian tranquillo, quieto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安靜的,平靜的, 安寧的…
in Russian спокойный…
in Polish spokojny…
in Spanish tranquilo…
in Portuguese tranquilo…
in German ruhig…
in Catalan tranquil…
in Japanese 静かな, 落ち着いた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安静的,平静的, 安宁的…
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