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English definition of “tranquil”

tranquil

adjective     /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.Peaceful and tranquil tranquilly     /-kwɪ.li/ adverb Peaceful and tranquil
(Definition of tranquil adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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