Solemn – meaning of the word and examples

Serious and without any humour. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Marked by the invocation of a religious sanction. (Merriam – Webster)

Marked by the observance of established form or ceremony. (Merriam – Webster)

Formal and dignified. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Not cheerful or smiling; serious. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Characterised by deep sincerity. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Someone or something that is solemn is very serious rather than cheerful or humorous. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

‘We are united in grief’: Solemn Obama addresses Orlando massacre.

https://mashable.com/2016/06/12/president-barack-obama-orlando-mass-shooting/?europe=true#KlAAS6a.giqr

A Solemn Promise: Archbishop Aquila launches comprehensive webpage to speak to the people of northern Colorado.

https://denvercatholic.org/a-solemn-promise-archbishop-aquila-launches-comprehensive-webpage-to-speak-to-the-people-of-northern-colorado/

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