Definition of Solemnity

1. Noun. A trait of dignified seriousness.




2. Noun. A solemn and dignified feeling.
Exact synonyms: Gravity
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Earnestness, Seriousness, Sincerity
Antonyms: Levity
Derivative terms: Solemn, Solemn

Definition of Solemnity

1. n. A rite or ceremony performed with religious reverence; religious or ritual ceremony; as, the solemnity of a funeral, a sacrament.

Definition of Solemnity

1. Noun. The quality of being deeply serious and sober or solemn. ¹

2. Noun. An instance or example of solemn behavior. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solemnity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solemnity

solely
solemn
solemner
solemness
solemnest
solemnified
solemnifies
solemnify
solemnifying
solemnisation
solemnise
solemnised
solemnises
solemnising
solemnities
solemnity (current term)
solemnizate
solemnizated
solemnizates
solemnizating
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solemnizations
solemnize
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solemnizer
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solemnly
solemnness

Literary usage of Solemnity

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1805)
"This pompous solemnity continued a whole day, and wa┬╗ conducted through the circus of Alexandria. It was divided into several parts, and formed a variety of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He was educated at Canterbury where he may have known some Saxon monks who remembered the solemnity in former days; after 1109 he was for a time Abbot of ..."

3. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"... or the productions in which they are detailed, with the sad and sorrowful solemnity of the Knight of the Woful Countenance. ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"So there remained to them no alternative ' but that of seeking to die gloriously at the post ' committed to their bravery.' solemnity Supposing it useful ..."

5. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"I think that we should have solemnity in the dispensation of justice. ... I say that \\o cannot surround our tribunals with too great solemnity. ..."

6. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"... Legionis super Iscam), but upon occasion of that solemnity, there being then a BP appointed for that See. The place is there called Caer ..."

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