Definition of solemnity
- the solemnity of his words
the solemnity of the occasion
Her voice conveyed the solemnity of the passage.
The visiting statesman was welcomed with appropriate solemnity.
Elaborate solemnities marked the 100th anniversary of the event.
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: the quality of being formal or serious
solemnities : formal ceremonies
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