(comparative more serenely, superlative most serenely)
- In a serene manner.
serene + -ly
Variant of serene
- clear; bright; unclouded: a serene sky
- not disturbed or troubled; calm, peaceful, tranquil, etc.
- exalted; high-ranking: used in certain royal titles: his Serene Highness
Origin of sereneClassical Latin serenus ; from Indo-European an unverified form ksero-, dry (from source Classical Greek xēros, dry, Old High German serawēn, to dry out) ; from base an unverified form ksā-, to burn
Old Poet. a serene expanse, as of sky or water