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Solemn meaning

solemn - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.
  2. 2. Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.
  3. 3. Stately; ceremonious; grand.
  4. 4. Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.
  5. 5. Real; earnest; downright.
  6. 6. Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.
  7. 7. Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form.
  8. 8. Religiously grave; serious; impressive; awe- inspiring.
  9. 9. Solemness.

solemn - examples of usage

  1. He was certainly respectable enough, prosy and solemn. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. " He was jolly solemn over it, Prosy was. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. The times are very solemn, and we must wait no longer . - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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