Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: solemne, from Latin solemnis 'ceremonial, formal, solemn'


1 very serious and not happy, for example because something bad has happened or because you are at an important occasion:
a solemn expression
Their faces suddenly grew solemn.
a solemn procession of mourners
2 a solemn promise is one that is made very seriously and with no intention of breaking it:
I'll never be unfaithful again. I give you my solemn word.
3 performed in a very serious way
solemnly adverb

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