noun so·lem·ni·ty \sə-ˈlem-nə-tē\

: the quality of being formal or serious

solemnities : formal ceremonies

plural so·lem·ni·ties

Full Definition of SOLEMNITY

:  formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event
:  a solemn event or occasion
:  a solemn condition or quality <the solemnity of his words>

Examples of SOLEMNITY

  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.

First Known Use of SOLEMNITY

14th century

Rhymes with SOLEMNITY

SOLEMNITY Defined for Kids


noun so·lem·ni·ty \sə-ˈlem-nə-tē\
plural so·lem·ni·ties

Definition of SOLEMNITY for Kids

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


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