Solemn Definition

sŏləm
adjective
solemner, solemnest
Observed or done according to ritual or tradition.
Webster's New World
Showing or behaving with dignified restraint or earnestness.
American Heritage
Sacred in character.
Webster's New World
Serious or grave.
A solemn face.
Webster's New World
According to strict form; formal.
A solemn ceremony.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Solemn

Adjective

Base Form:
solemn
Comparative:
solemner
Superlative:
solemnest

Origin of Solemn

  • From Middle English solemne, from Old French solempne, from Late Latin sōlennis and sōlempnis, from Latin sōlemnis, from sollemnis (“ritual; festive, solemn, customary, celebrated at a fixed date"), from sollus (“entire").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English solemne from Old French from Latin sollemnis established, customary sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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