Solemnity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈlemnəti|  American pronunciation of the word solemnity
Brit.  |səˈlɛmnɪti|  British pronunciation of the word solemnity

noun

- a trait of dignified seriousness (syn: sedateness, solemness, staidness)
- a solemn and dignified feeling (syn: gravity)

Examples

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.

a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness

a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity

Word forms

noun
singular: solemnity
plural: solemnities
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