Definition of solemnity
1 : formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event
2 : a solemn event or occasion
3 : a solemn condition or quality the solemnity of his words
Examples of solemnity in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of solemnity
SOLEMNITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solemnity for English Language Learners
: the quality of being formal or serious
solemnities : formal ceremonies
SOLEMNITY Defined for Kids
Definition of solemnity for Students
1 : a serious or formal ceremony The important visitors were welcomed with fitting solemnity.
2 : formal dignity He spoke with solemnity.
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