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"


  1. solemn(Adjective)

    Deeply serious and somber.

  2. solemn(Adjective)

    Somberly impressive.

  3. solemn(Adjective)

    Performed with great ceremony.

  4. solemn(Adjective)


  5. solemn(Adjective)

    Gloomy or sombre.

  6. Origin: 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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  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. Norman Douglas:

    Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

  2. Baron Chan:

    It's very solemn if you know the story of what happened there.

  3. Olive Schreiner:

    Everything has two sides -- the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.

  4. Calvin Coolidge:

    I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them.

  5. The Pope:

    Solemn commitments, however, are not enough, even though they are a necessary step toward solutions.

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