1. solemn

adjective. ['ˈsɑːləm'] dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.


  • sober
  • serious
  • sedate


  • intoxicated
  • colorful
  • playful
  • frivolity


  • solemne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • solempne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Solemn

  • arunachalam
  • mccollom
  • mccollam
  • slalom
  • wollam
  • mahlum
  • golomb
  • gollum
  • column
  • colomb
  • collum
  • collom

How do you pronounce solemn?

Pronounce solemn as ˈsɑləm.

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Sentences with solemn

1. Adjective
Ash Wednesday is a solemn service that signals the start of the season of Lent.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The processional is usually a solemn and emotional moment that marks the beginning of a wedding ceremony.

Quotes about solemn

1. Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots
- Albert Einstein

2. Life is both sad and solemn. We are led into a wonderful world, we meet one another here, greet each other - and wander together for a brief moment. Then we lose each other and disappear as suddenly and unreasonably as we arrived.
- Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

3. Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
- Joe Haldeman

2. solemn

adjective. ['ˈsɑːləm'] characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions.


  • earnest
  • serious


  • noncritical
  • unimportant
  • birth


  • solemne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • solempne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))