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serene Line breaks: se¦rene
Pronunciation: /sɪˈriːn/

Definition of serene in English:


Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil: her eyes were closed and she looked very serene serene certainty
More example sentences
  • Great minds such as ours must be serene and tranquil in order to remain above the fray.
  • She seemed, to him, to be at peace, tranquil and serene.
  • I looked at it, suddenly calmed by its serene expression.


(usually the serene) archaic Back to top  
An expanse of clear sky or calm sea: not a cloud obscured the deep serene


Late Middle English (describing the weather or sky as 'clear, fine, and calm'): from Latin serenus.

  • serenade from mid 17th century:

    A serenade conjures up an image of a young man singing or playing to his beloved under her window or balcony at night. The word's origins imply none of these things, requiring only that the performance be ‘serene’. It goes back through French and Italian to Latin serenus ‘calm, clear, fair’. The idea of serenading by night may derive from association with sera, the Italian word for ‘night’. Serenus is also the source of serene and serenity [both LME].

Words that rhyme with serene

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