[ UK /səɹˈiːn/ ]
[ US /sɝˈin/ ]
  1. not agitated; without losing self-possession
    spoke in a calm voice
    tranquil life in the country
    remained calm throughout the uproar
    a serene expression on her face
    he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
    she became more tranquil
  2. completely clear and fine
    serene skies and a bright blue sea
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How To Use serene In A Sentence

  • The calm was eerie; the vista serene and surreal. Times, Sunday Times
  • Chiengmai; but it was curious, even amusing, to observe the serene contempt with which the "interlopers" were received by the rival incumbents of the royal gynecium, -- especially the Laotian women, who are of a finer type and much handsomer than their Siamese sisters. The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok
  • The valley is quiet and serene, and right now is bursting with the energy and exuberance of spring - the trees are budding, the daffodils bobbing, the birds are busy, the lambs are bleating and there are calves suckling.
  • To the undiscerning eye, this place might seem to have a serenely majestic air, but Harun can feel the underlying tension with every step.
  • He was on his serene, almost stealthy way. The Sun
  • You spend four or so years in "blocked" college time, serene in the knowledge that nothing will change (short of failure, which is of the catastrophic/sublime mode). Archive 2003-05-01
  • I like the unripe, slightly salty melon of Vanille Galante, the cold lily note, the almost non-existence of vanilla, the pure, calm water in which the ingredients serenely flow, the pastel colorlessness of it all. Vanille Galante by Hermes: Perfume Review
  • Beyond the horse paddock, a troop of capybaras, pig-size aquatic rodents, emerged from the tree line and settled serenely into a wallow.
  • He was, indeed, as Dr. Lavendar said, a man of humble mind; and yet with his humbleness was a serene certainty of belief as to his soul's welfare that would have been impossible to John Fenn, who measured every man's chance of salvation by his own theological yardstick, or even to Dr. Lavendar, who thought salvation unmeasurable. The Voice
  • danza," which is kin to Mexican airs and to the Cuban "guaracha" and may be compared to a flowing brook, now gliding along serenely, now rushing in cascades. Santo Domingo A Country with a Future
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