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solemnity

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noun so·lem·ni·ty \sə-ˈlem-nə-tē\

Simple Definition of solemnity

  • : the quality of being formal or serious

  • solemnities : formal ceremonies

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solemnity

plural solemnities

  1. 1 :  formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event

  2. 2 :  a solemn event or occasion

  3. 3 :  a solemn condition or quality <the solemnity of his words>

Examples of solemnity in a sentence

  1. the solemnity of the occasion

  2. Her voice conveyed the solemnity of the passage.

  3. The visiting statesman was welcomed with appropriate solemnity.

  4. Elaborate solemnities marked the 100th anniversary of the event.



14th Century

First Known Use of solemnity

14th century

Rhymes with solemnity


SOLEMNITY Defined for Kids

solemnity

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noun so·lem·ni·ty \sə-ˈlem-nə-tē\

Definition of solemnity for Students

plural so·lem·ni·ties

  1. 1 :  a serious or formal ceremony <The important visitors were welcomed with fitting solemnity.>

  2. 2 :  formal dignity <He spoke with solemnity.>





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