What does solemn mean?

Definitions for solemn
ˈsɒl əmsolemn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)

    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"

  2. earnest, sincere, solemn(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. solemn(Adjective)

    Deeply serious and somber.

    Etymology: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.

  2. solemn(Adjective)

    Somberly impressive.

    Etymology: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.

  3. solemn(Adjective)

    Performed with great ceremony.

    Etymology: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.

  4. solemn(Adjective)

    Sacred.

    Etymology: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.

  5. solemn(Adjective)

    Gloomy or sombre.

    Etymology: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solemn(adj)

    marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred

  2. Solemn(adj)

    pertaining to a festival; festive; festal

  3. Solemn(adj)

    stately; ceremonious; grand

  4. Solemn(adj)

    fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness

  5. Solemn(adj)

    real; earnest; downright

  6. Solemn(adj)

    affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face

  7. Solemn(adj)

    made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solemn

    sol′em, adj. attended with religions ceremonies, pomp, or gravity, originally taking place every year, said esp. of religious ceremonies: impressing with seriousness: awful: devout: having the appearance of gravity: devotional: attended with an appeal to God, as an oath: serious: sober, gloomy, black.—n. Solemnisā′tion.—v.t. Sol′emnise, to perform religiously or solemnly once a year, or periodically: to celebrate with due rites: to render grave.—ns. Sol′emniser; Solem′nity, a solemn religious ceremony: a ceremony adapted to inspire with awe: reverence: seriousness: affected gravity.—adv. sol′emnly.n. Sol′emnness. [O. Fr. solempne, solemne (Fr. solennel)—L. sollemnis, solennissollus, all, every, annus, a year.]

Anagrams for solemn »

  1. lemons

  2. Lemnos

  3. melons

How to pronounce solemn?

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How to say solemn in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solemn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solemn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of solemn in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Carroll:

    For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves - to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer - and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the "dim religious light" of some solemn cathedral?

  2. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    Today we must celebrate their achievement, and we remember their sacrifice, we are a free people because of everything our veterans did -  we offer our gratitude, our heartfelt thanks and our solemn pledge: you will always be remembered.

  3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

    I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.

  4. Secretary McDonald preposterous statement:

    This is a solemn duty that we take seriously, we know that Veterans are still waiting too long for care. In our effort to determine how we can better meet Veterans ’ needs, knowing that their satisfaction is our most important measure, we have heard them tell us that wait times alone are not the only indication of their experience with VA and that’s why we must transform the way we do business.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    This is not a recommendation I make lightly, as the chairman and I have worked together well for several years; and I take this step with the knowledge of the solemn responsibility we have on the Intelligence Committee to provide oversight on all intelligence matters, not just to conduct the investigation.

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