Definition of serenity in English:

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serenity

Pronunciation: /səˈrenədē/

noun (plural serenities)

1The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled: an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city
More example sentences
  • He was an inspiration to his colleagues and radiated peace, calm and serenity.
  • The sculpture, by contrast, displays a deep sense of calm and serenity.
  • The penalty for her treachery was to suffer this torment every waking moment, denying her the calm serenity she craved.
1.1 (His/Your, etc., Serenity) A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.
Example sentences
  • Doesn't it seem to you that His Serenity has been looking washed-out lately?

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French serenite, from Latin serenitas, from serenus 'clear, fair' (see serene).

Words that rhyme with serenity

lenity, obscenity

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: se·ren·i·ty

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