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. Joe Biden:

    President Trump abused his power, violated his oath of office, and betrayed our nation, this is a solemn moment for our country. But in the United States of America, no one is above the law -- not even the President.

  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. The Pope:

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

  4. Albert Einstein:

    We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.

  5. Gerald Ford:

    I once told you that I am not a saint, and I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake. So I will close with another confession. Frequently, along the tortuous road of recent months from this chamber to the Presidents House, I protested that I was my own man. Now I realize that I was wrong. I am your man, for it was your carefully weighed confirmation that changed my occupation. The truth is I am the peoples man, for you acted in their name, and I accepted and began my new and solemn trust with a promise to serve all the people and do the best that I can for America.

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