The definition of solemn is something that is done formally or according to tradition.(adjective)
An example of solemn is always getting together at the same person's house for Thanksgiving.
Solemn means someone or something serious, sincere or impressive.(adjective)
See solemn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME solemne < OFr < L sollemnis, sollennis, yearly, annual, hence religious, solemn (from assoc. with annual religious festivals) < sollus, all, entire < Oscan, akin to L salvus (see safe) + ? annus, year
See solemn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English solemne
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin sollemnis, established, customary; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
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