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Definition of "solemn" []

  • Deeply earnest, serious, and sober. (adjective)
  • Somberly or gravely impressive. See Synonyms at serious. (adjective)
  • Performed with full ceremony: a solemn High Mass. (adjective)
  • Invoking the force of religion; sacred: a solemn vow. (adjective)
  • Gloomy; somber. (adjective)

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 "solemn" in a sentence
  • "But he gave what he called a solemn pledge: "We will hold ourselves responsible to do what it takes, as long as it takes, to stop this catastrophe, to repair the damage and to keep this region on its feet.""
  • "His expression solemn, he pulled the strip of plaid from behind his shoulder and draped the end over their joined hands."
  • "This opening round of hospitality completed, he seemed at a loss, his expression solemn."