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sol·emn

 (sŏl′əm)
adj.
1.
a. Serious and dignified: a solemn occasion. See Synonyms at serious.
b. Showing or behaving with dignified restraint or earnestness: "Spade's face was solemn except for wrinkles at the corners of his eyes" (Dashiell Hammett).
2. Performed with full ceremony: a solemn High Mass.
3. Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion: a solemn vow.
4. Dark or undecorated: a solemn forest; a solemn hall.

[Middle English solemne, from Old French, from Latin sollemnis, established, customary; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sol′emn·ly adv.
sol′emn·ness n.

solemn

(ˈsɒləm)
adj
1. characterized or marked by seriousness or sincerity: a solemn vow.
2. characterized by pomp, ceremony, or formality
3. serious, glum, or pompous
4. inspiring awe: a solemn occasion.
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) performed with religious ceremony
6. gloomy or sombre: solemn colours.
[C14: from Old French solempne, from Latin sōllemnis appointed, perhaps from sollus whole]
ˈsolemnly adv
ˈsolemnness, ˈsolemness n

sol•emn

(ˈsɒl əm)

adj.
1. grave; mirthless: solemn remarks.
2. somberly sedate or profound: solemn music.
3. serious; earnest: solemn assurances.
4. of a formal or ceremonious character: a solemn occasion.
5. made in due legal or other express form: a solemn oath.
6. marked or observed with religious rites: a solemn holy day.
[1275–1325; Middle English solem(p)ne (< Old French) < Late Latin sōlennis, sōlempnis, Latin sōlemnis, variant of sollemnis consecrated, holy, derivative of sollus whole]
sol′emn•ly, adv.
sol′emn•ness, n.
syn: See grave2.

Solemn

 of parsons—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.solemn - dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
2.solemn - 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"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

solemn

solemn

adjective
Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness:
Translations
رصين، جَدّيوَقور، مَهيب، إحْتِفالي
slavnostnívážný
højtidelig
ünnepélyes
alvörugefinnhátíîlegur
nopietnssvinīgs
resensvečan

solemn

[ˈsɒləm] ADJ [person, face] → serio, adusto; [warning] → serio; [occasion, promise] → solemne
he looked solemnestaba muy serio, tenía un aspecto adusto

solemn

[ˈsɒləm] adj
[person, face, voice] → solennel(le)
[promise, vow] → solennel(le)
[ceremony, ritual, occasion] → solennel(le)

solemn

adjfeierlich; face, mood, music also, person, plea, warningernst; architectureehrwürdig, erhaben; promise, duty, oathheilig; (= drab) colourtrist; in a solemn tonemit feierlicher Stimme; I give you my solemn wordich verspreche es hoch und heilig

solemn

[ˈsɒləm] adjsolenne

solemn

(ˈsoləm) adjective
1. serious and earnest. a solemn question; He looked very solemn as he announced the bad news.
2. stately; having formal dignity. a solemn procession.
ˈsolemnly adverb
ˈsolemnness noun
solemnity (səˈlemnəti) noun
the state of being solemn. the solemnity of the occasion.
References in classic literature ?
I was received by a solemn man-servant out of livery, was informed that the family had retired for the night, and was then led into a large and lofty room where my supper was awaiting me, in a forlorn manner, at one extremity of a lonesome mahogany wilderness of dining-table.
It was in such solemn surroundings that our first plays were played.
He transfixed me with a pitying stare and requested me in his deep solemn voice to remember the "well- established fact" that genius was not transmissible.
As he approached, he heard the noise of the pulleys which grated under the weight of the massy pails; he also fancied he heard the melancholy moaning of the water which falls back again into the wells -- a sad, funereal, solemn sound, which strikes the ear of the child and the poet -- both dreamers -- which the English call splash; Arabian poets, gasgachau; and which we Frenchmen, who would be poets, can only translate by a paraphrase -- the noise of water falling into water.
And then rose up that solemn veiled figure, and drew aside the veil.
As if in mockery of the meagre show of verdure that the spot exhibited, it remained a noble and solemn monument of former fertility.
Balashev was only two horses' length from the equestrian with the bracelets, plunies, necklaces, and gold embroidery, who was galloping toward him with a theatrically solemn countenance, when Julner, the French colonel, whispered respectfully: "The King of Naples
Comfort me by a solemn assurance, that when the little parlour in which I sit at this instant shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see.
Let him who shall be victorious and prove to be the better man take the woman and all she has, to bear them to his home, but let the rest swear to a solemn covenant of peace whereby you Trojans shall stay here in Troy, while the others go home to Argos and the land of the Achaeans.
Then the people begun to flock in, and the beats and the girls took seats in the front row at the head of the coffin, and for a half an hour the people filed around slow, in single rank, and looked down at the dead man's face a minute, and some dropped in a tear, and it was all very still and solemn, only the girls and the beats holding handkerchiefs to their eyes and keep- ing their heads bent, and sobbing a little.
Nothing more passed at the time, but that night, as Nicholas sat beside his bed, Smike started from what had seemed to be a slumber, and laying his hand in his, prayed, as the tears coursed down his face, that he would make him one solemn promise.
She had to make and receive at least fourteen presents--to make fourteen solemn promises of writing every week: "Send my letters under cover to my grandpapa, the Earl of Dexter," said Miss Saltire (who, by the way, was rather shabby).