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solemn

adjective  /ˈsɑl·əm/ us  
having or showing serious purpose and determination: He looked stern and solemn, and rarely spoke. The memorial was a very solemn occasion.
solemnity
noun [U]  /səˈlem·nɪ·t̬i/ us  
There was an air of solemnity in the room.
solemnly
adverb  /ˈsɑl·əm·li/ us  
Borden solemnly promised that he would take care of it.
Translations of “solemn”
in Korean 근엄한, 침통한…
in Arabic مَهيب…
in French grave, solennel…
in Turkish vakur, ciddi, ağırbaşlı…
in Italian solenne…
in Chinese (Traditional) 莊嚴的,嚴肅的…
in Russian серьезный, торжественный…
in Polish uroczysty, poważny…
in Spanish solemne, serio…
in Portuguese solene…
in German ernst, feierlich…
in Catalan solemne…
in Japanese 厳粛な, 重々しい, まじめな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庄严的,严肃的…
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