Definition of restful in English:

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restful

Pronunciation: /ˈres(t)fəl/

adjective

Having a quiet and soothing quality: the rooms were cool and restful
More example sentences
  • The world around her darkened as she fell into a deep restful and peaceful sleep.
  • Instead my sleep was restful and peaceful, something it had not been for many years.
  • He let himself fall asleep, the restful glade soothing him.
Synonyms
relaxed, relaxing, quiet, calm, calming, tranquil, soothing, peaceful, placid, reposeful, leisurely, undisturbed, untroubled;

Derivatives

restfully

Pronunciation: /ˈres(t)fəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I turn restfully under my ample bedding, nestling my sumptuous pillows into shape as the soft twirping of Ecuadorian birdsong echoes from the garden, soothing me into a state of deeper slumber.
  • The house is so restfully quiet she can hear the crickets chirping in the bushes outside, and the slight rattle of the teapot cover as her water bubbles to a boil on the stove.
  • She passed into cool twilight; her eye traveled restfully over old mosaics, gold on blue, dull red on gold.

restfulness

Pronunciation: /ˈres(t)fəlnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Auctioneers called the house: ‘An organic paradigm of peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting… there is a tangible atmosphere of restfulness yet the property is accessible to many urban areas.’
  • There is something of that restfulness, for that matter, about the mood of this little museum.
  • An air of restfulness and calm pervaded the place, intensified by sunshine pouring in through the windows in thick shafts.

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Syllabification: rest·ful

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