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so·lem·ni·ty

 (sə-lĕm′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. so·lem·ni·ties
1. The quality or condition of being solemn.
2. A solemn observance or proceeding.

solemnity

(səˈlɛmnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being solemn
2. (often plural) solemn ceremony, observance, celebration, etc
3. (Law) law a formality necessary to validate a deed, act, contract, etc

so•lem•ni•ty

(səˈlɛm nɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or character of being solemn; gravity.
2. Often, solemnities. solemn observance; ceremonial proceeding.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solemnity - a trait of dignified seriousness
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
2.solemnity - a solemn and dignified feeling
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - an earnest and sincere feeling

solemnity

noun
2. (often plural) ritual, proceedings, ceremony, rite, formalities, ceremonial, observance, celebration the constitutional solemnities

solemnity

noun
High seriousness of manner or bearing:
Translations
وَقار، رزانَه، رصانَه، هَيْبَه
slavnostnost
alvorhøjtidelighed
alvörugefni; hátíîleiki
ağırbaşlılıkciddiyet

solemnity

[səˈlemnɪtɪ] N [of occasion, promise] → solemnidad f; [of person's expression] → seriedad f, adustez f; [of warning] → seriedad f

solemnity

[səˈlɛmnəti] n [occasion, expression] → solennité f

solemnity

nFeierlichkeit f; (of face, mood, music also, person, plea, warning)Ernst m; (of architecture)Ehrwürdigkeit f, → Erhabenheit f; (of promise, duty, oath)heiliger Ernst; (of colour)Tristheit f; with great solemnityfeierlich (und würdig)

solemnity

[səˈlɛmnɪtɪ] nsolennità f inv

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 ?
No matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery, the moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the God sink together in the dust, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible genius of universal emancipation.
Absolutely secure as Tom considered himself to be, the opening solemnities of the trial had nevertheless oppressed him with a vague uneasiness, his being a nature sensitive to even the smallest alarms; but from the moment that the poverty and weakness of Wilson's case lay exposed to the court, he was comfortable once more, even jubilant.
For it would not have been possible for the Raveloe mind, without a peculiar revelation, to know that a clergyman should be a pale-faced memento of solemnities, instead of a reasonably faulty man whose exclusive authority to read prayers and preach, to christen, marry, and bury you, necessarily coexisted with the right to sell you the ground to be buried in and to take tithe in kind; on which last point, of course, there was a little grumbling, but not to the extent of irreligion--not of deeper significance than the grumbling at the rain, which was by no means accompanied with a spirit of impious defiance, but with a desire that the prayer for fine weather might be read forthwith.