Definition of solemnness in US English:



  • See solemn

    • ‘I saw tears in eyes, and faces with solemnness.’
    • ‘‘So it is you, Gyric,’ replied the monk, regarding Gyric with great solemnness.’
    • ‘The 25 performers, including six musicians playing live on stage, explore their physical limits in flowing movements expressing the mysteries and solemnness of the cycle of nature.’
    • ‘He took Ruby's free hand and held it tight, looking deep into her eyes and saying with utmost solemnness, ‘You really think that?’’
    • ‘Obviously, rituals imparted significance, not only the meaning and message of the ritual but also in the enforcement of ceremonial aspects of secret fraternalism - the solemnness, responsibility, secrecy, and exclusiveness.’