What does solemn mean?

Definitions for solemn
ˈsɒl əmsolemn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave, sedate, sober, solemnadjective

    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, solemnadjective

    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. solemnadjective

    Deeply serious and somber.

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

  2. solemnadjective

    Somberly impressive.

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

  3. solemnadjective

    Performed with great ceremony.

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

  4. solemnadjective

    Sacred.

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

  5. solemnadjective

    Gloomy or sombre.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solemnadjective

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

  2. Solemnadjective

    pertaining to a festival; festive; festal

  3. Solemnadjective

    stately; ceremonious; grand

  4. Solemnadjective

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

  5. Solemnadjective

    real; earnest; downright

  6. Solemnadjective

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

  7. Solemnadjective

    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

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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. Baron Chan:

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

  2. Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities:

    A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!

  3. 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.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We search for our shrine so we can joyfully gaze upon it. Sadly, when we arrive at the solemn place, there is nothing to see.

  5. The Pope:

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

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