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Definition of Solemnity

Solemnity

  1. A rite or ceremony performed with religious reverence; religious or ritual ceremony; as, the solemnity of a funeral, a sacrament.
  2. ceremony adapted to impress with awe.
  3. Ceremoniousness; impressiveness; seriousness; grave earnestness; formal dignity; gravity.
  4. Hence, affected gravity or seriousness.
  5. Solemn state or feeling; awe or reverence; also, that which produces such a feeling; as, the solemnity of an audience; the solemnity of Westminster Abbey.
  6. A solemn or formal observance; proceeding according to due form; the formality which is necessary to render a thing done valid.

Solemnity Quotations

If you're serious, you really understand that it's important that you laugh as much as possible and admit that you're the funniest person you ever met. You have to laugh. Admit that you're funny. Otherwise, you die in solemnity.
Maya Angelou

Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
Soren Kierkegaard

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
Ambrose Bierce

Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.
Ezra Pound
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Solemnity Translations

solemnity in German is Festlichkeit, Feierlichkeit
solemnity in Spanish is solemnidad

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