Definition of graveness in US English:



  • See grave

    • ‘But the graveness of his tone was what set her aback.’
    • ‘‘Now young man,’ he began anxiously and continued on in graveness, ‘if you release Dawn right now, then we promise we won't press charges.’
    • ‘She couldn't understand his graveness about the whole thing.’
    • ‘The attempt on his life is a very real indication of the graveness of his situation and his justifiable fears of returning to his country of origin.’
    • ‘A National Statistical Office report testifies to the graveness of the situation.’