solemnity


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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 ?
At seven o'clock, the four members ascended to the clubroom, tied their badges round their heads, and took their seats with great solemnity.
A silence of a minute succeeded, during which the Indian sat mute; then, full of the dignity of his office, he commenced his brief tale, with a solemnity that served to heighten its appearance of truth.
And, therefore, since we have been unfortunate enough to introduce our heroine at so inauspicious a juncture, we would entreat for a mood of due solemnity in the spectators of her fate.
In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful.
She waited for us, not herself taking a step, and I was conscious of the rare solemnity with which we presently approached her.
Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
The older people have dances from home, strange and complicated steps which they execute with grave solemnity.
Do I seem to have lost my solemnity, my gravity, my poise, my dignity?
The solemnity is simple; the five corps assemble at night, and at a signal they all fall loading themselves with beer, out of pint-mugs, as fast as possible, and each man keeps his own count--usually by laying aside a lucifer match for each mud he empties.
The boys talked little, and only under their breath, for the time and the place and the pervading solemnity and silence oppressed their spirits.
No one who is unfamiliar with life in rural neighborhoods can imagine the gravity, the importance, the solemnity of this last day of school.
He told me, with great solemnity, I must go back to Covey; but that before I went, I must go with him into another part of the woods, where there was a certain ~root,~ which, if I would take some of it with me, carrying it ~always on my right side,~ would render it impos- sible for Mr.