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Definition of 'solemn'

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Her face was so solemn that he almost whispered his answer. Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden (1911)The solemn ceremony inevitably gave him another idea. Julia Keay ALEXANDER THE CORRECTOR (2004)Their faces become solemn, almost stiffened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was sitting at his desk wearing heavy reading glasses, his face solemn. John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006) Serious rather than solemn, he brightens a room when he enters it. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It was a solemn, faintly religious experience. Times, Sunday Times (2012) One was solemn, the other fizzed like a firework. Hyland, Paul Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)It is like visiting a working monastery, and a solemn one at that. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The archbishop's comments were a reflection in a solemn ceremony on the tragedy of war. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In a solemn ceremony pupils formally thank their teachers for their guidance, knowledge and understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2010)WE had the pomp and solemn ceremony of the wedding. The Sun (2011)He installed a granite gravestone engraved on one side with solemn portraits, and on the other with a tender group picture. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We remember the strange mystery of this ritual from childhood, and how the people were so solemn and so serious about this. Christianity Today (2000)Set mostly in twilight, the show does a decent job of implying the solemn religious atmospheres for which most of this art was made. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said: 'Something just as solemn but a little more simple might be better. The Sun (2013)A solemn vow, the most immense assertion of the will that any person makes in the course of a lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cherry is disarmingly open with her emotions: warm and impulsive one moment, solemn and thoughtful the next. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'solemn'

British English: solemn ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is solemn is very serious rather than cheerful or amusing.
His solemn little face broke into smiles.
  • American English: solemn
  • Brazilian Portuguese: solene
  • Chinese: > 严肃的
  • European Spanish: solemne
  • French: grave
  • German: ernst
  • Italian: grave
  • Japanese: 厳粛な
  • Korean: 엄숙한
  • European Portuguese: solene
  • Spanish: solemne

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