solemn

  • 1Solemn — Sol emn, a. [OE. solempne, OF. solempne, L. solemnis, solennis, sollemnis, sollennis; sollus all, entire + annus a year; properly, that takes place every year; used especially of religious solemnities. Cf. {Silly}, {Annual}.] 1. Marked with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2solemn — SOLÉMN, Ă, solemni, e, adj. (Adesea adverbial) 1. Care are loc după un anumit ceremonial; cu fast, sărbătoresc. 2. Important; grav, serios. ♦ Desăvârşit; intens, profund. ♦ Sfânt, sacru. ♦ Măreţ, grandios, maiestuos. 3. (Despre acte juridice)… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3solemn — sol‧emn [ˈsɒləm ǁ ˈsɑː ] adjective 1. solemn and binding LAW an agreement that is solemn and binding is recognized in law: • Only on the basis of a solemn and binding undertaking did they allow the purchase to proceed. 2. solemn… …

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  • 4solemn — [säl′əm] adj. [ME solemne < OFr < L sollemnis, sollennis, yearly, annual, hence religious, solemn (from assoc. with annual religious festivals) < sollus, all, entire < Oscan, akin to L salvus (see SAFE) + ? annus, year] 1. a) observed …

    English World dictionary

  • 5solemn — I adjective august, awe inspiring, awesome, ceremonial, ceremonious, devotional, devout, earnest, formal, funereal, gloomy, grave, gravis, grim, hallowed, holy, imposing, impressive, majestic, meditative, mirthless, mournful, pensive, quiet,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6solemn — [adj1] quiet, serious austere, brooding, cold sober*, deliberate, dignified, downbeat, earnest, funereal, glum, grave, heavy, intense, matter of life and death*, moody, no fooling*, no nonsense*, pensive, portentous, reflective, sedate, sober,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7solemn — англ. [со/лэм] solemnis лат. [соле/мнис] solenne ит. [соле/ннэ] торжественный …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 8solemn — late 13c., from O.Fr. solempne (Fr. solennel), from L. sollemnis formal, ceremonial, traditional, perhaps related to sollus whole (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9solemn — 1 *ceremonial, ceremonious, formal, conventional Analogous words: liturgical, ritualistic (see corresponding nouns at FORM): *full, complete, plenary: imposing, august, majestic, magnificent (see GRAND) 2 *serious, grave, somber, sedate, earnest …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10solemn — ► ADJECTIVE 1) formal and dignified. 2) not cheerful; serious. 3) deeply sincere. DERIVATIVES solemnly adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «associated with religious rites»: from Latin sollemnis customary, celebrated at a fixed date …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11solemn — 01. Her grandfather is a very [solemn] man who almost never smiles. 02. The Veterans Day ceremonies were a very [solemn] occasion. 03. The guests watched [solemnly] as the funeral procession began. 04. Brock made a [solemn] promise to his… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12solemn — sol|emn [ˈsɔləm US ˈsa: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: solemne, from Latin solemnis ceremonial, formal, solemn ] 1.) very serious and not happy, for example because something bad has happened or because you are at an important… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13solemn — solemnly, adv. solemnness, n. /sol euhm/, adj. 1. grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood: solemn remarks. 2. gravely or somberly impressive; causing serious thoughts or a grave mood: solemn music. 3. serious or… …

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  • 14solemn — adj. 1 serious and dignified (a solemn occasion). 2 formal; accompanied by ceremony (a solemn oath). 3 mysteriously impressive. 4 (of a person) serious or cheerless in manner (looks rather solemn). 5 full of importance; weighty (a solemn warning) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15solemn — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ She usually had a smile on her face, but now she looked solemn. ▪ become, grow ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16solemn — sol•emn [[t]ˈsɒl əm[/t]] adj. 1) grave; mirthless: solemn remarks[/ex] 2) somberly sedate or profound: solemn music[/ex] 3) serious; earnest: solemn assurances[/ex] 4) of a formal or ceremonious character: a solemn occasion[/ex] 5) made in due… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17solemn — adjective Etymology: Middle English solempne, from Anglo French, from Latin sollemnis regularly appointed, solemn Date: 14th century 1. marked by the invocation of a religious sanction < a solemn oath > 2. marked by the observance of established&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18solemn — [[t]sɒ̱ləm[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is solemn is very serious rather than cheerful or humorous. His solemn little face broke into smiles... He looked solemn. Syn: serious, sombre Derived words: solemnly ADV GRADED ADV with v …

    English dictionary

  • 19solemn — adjective 1 very serious in behaviour or style: a solemn expression | solemn music 2 solemn promise/pledge/word etc a promise that is made very seriously and with no intention of breaking it: I ll never be unfaithful again. I give you my solemn&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20solemn — sol|emn [ saləm ] adjective 1. ) involving serious behavior or serious attitudes: funerals and other solemn occasions His face looked strangely solemn. 2. ) used about things such as promises that express serious intentions: Congress has a solemn …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English