solemnness


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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.
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solemnness

noun
High seriousness of manner or bearing:
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Translations
وَقار، رَصانَه، جَدِّيَّه
slavnost
højtidelighed
alvörugefni; hátíîleiki
ağırbaşlılıkciddiyet

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.
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