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Definition of Solemn

Solemn

  1. Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.
  2. Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.
  3. Stately; ceremonious; grand.
  4. Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.
  5. Real; earnest; downright.
  6. Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.
  7. Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form.

Solemn Quotations

Expressions of solemn testimony have long been important to the children of God upon the earth.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors - the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.
Chief Seattle

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
Thomas de Quincey

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.
John Edward Redmond

Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly - it was all still, solemn and religious.
Bayard Taylor
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Solemn Translations

solemn in Dutch is plechtig, statig, plechtstatig
solemn in Finnish is juhlallinen
solemn in French is solennel
solemn in German is feierlich
solemn in Italian is solenne
solemn in Latin is serius
solemn in Spanish is solemne
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