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English definition of “solemnity”


noun uk   /səˈlem.nɪ.ti/ us    /-nə.t̬i/
[U] (also solemnness) the quality of being serious: the solemnity of a funeral serviceLacking humour solemnities [plural] the ways of behaving or the activities that are considered suitable for a serious, formal, social ceremony, such as a funeralManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of solemnity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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