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Definitions of solemn

  1. Solemnness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Solemness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Stately; ceremonious; grand. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Real; earnest; downright. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Attended with sacred rites or ceremonies; as, a solemn feast-day; inspiring awe or fear; serious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Taking place every year, said especially of religious ceremonies: attended with religious ceremonies, pomp, or gravity: impressing with seriousness: awful: devout: having the appearance of gravity: devotional: attended with an appeal to God, as an oath: serious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Religiously grave; serious; impressive; awe-inspiring. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Marked with religious gravity, pomp, or sanctity; religiously grave or serious; affecting with seriousness; grave; affectedly grave; formal; attended with a serious appeal to God; marked with solemnities. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Marked with religious gravity; affecting with seriousness; adapted to impress seriousness or reverence; having the appearance of seriousness or gravity; serious; reverential; devotional. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for solemn

  1. Was it very solemn Sam? – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  2. Her face grew solemn – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim