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Definition of "solemnity" [so•lem•ni•ty]

  • The quality or condition of being solemn. (noun)
  • A solemn observance or proceeding. (noun)

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 "solemnity" in a sentence
  • "The term solemnity is also used in contracts, especially matrimony, in votive Masses, in vows, and in ecclesiastical trials."
  • "All of this points to a new interest in solemnity, decorum, and beauty in Catholic liturgy."
  • "Isaiah 30: 29 "Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord.""