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

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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. Mohagher Iqbal:

    We have made a solemn vow to fight terrorism, it has no place in Islam ... to tag MILF as terrorist group is unfair.

  2. Barbara Underwood:

    The federal government has a solemn obligation to ensure a fair and accurate count of all people in this country, by demanding the citizenship status of each resident, the President Donald Trump administration is breaking with decades of policy and potentially causing a major undercount that would threaten billions in federal funds and New York's fair representation in Congress and the Electoral College.

  3. John Podesta:

    The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security, electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    Too many families in too many communities have been forced to endure the daily horror of gun violence. Enough is enough. The Republican Senate's continued inaction dishonors our solemn duty to protect innocent men, women and children and end this epidemic once and for all.

  5. Olive Schreiner:

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

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