Solemn

Definition of Solemn

Sol´emn
a.1.Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.
His holy rites and solemn feasts profaned.
- Milton.
The worship of this image was advanced, and a solemn supplication observed everry year.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
2.Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.
3.Stately; ceremonious; grand.
His feast so solemn and so rich.
- Chaucer.
To-night we hold a splemn supper.
- Shak.
4.Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.
Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage
With solemn touches troubled thoughts.
- Milton.
There reigned a solemn silence over all.
- Spenser.
5.Real; earnest; downright.
Frederick, the emperor, . . . has spared no expense in strengthening this city; since which time we find no solemn taking it by the Turks.
- Fuller.
6.Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.
7.(Law) Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form.
Solemn League and Covenant
See Covenant, 2.

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