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Definition of "solace" []

  • Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation. (noun)
  • A source of comfort or consolation. (noun)
  • To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow. See Synonyms at comfort. (verb-transitive)
  • To allay or assuage: "They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper” ( Jane Austen). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solace" in a sentence
  • "Much like President Bill Clinton took solace from the Democratic defeat in the 1994 midterms, so does Obama embark this week on a lengthy trip to Asia, where he will be able to put aside temporarily the political setback at home for a turn on the global stage, where he remains widely admired."
  • "If so, perhaps ITV can take solace from the fact that breakfast television has never taken off over here as it did in the US."
  • "I take some solace from the fact that this morning's snowfall will eventually become part of next summer's trout stream."