Meaning of “solace” in the English Dictionary

"solace" in British English

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solacenoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈsɒl.ɪs/ us /ˈsɑː.lɪs/ literary

help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried:

When his wife left him, he found solace in the bottle (= drank alcohol).
Music was a great solace to me.

solaceverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsɒl.ɪs/ us /ˈsɑː.lɪs/ literary

to give help and comfort to someone when they are feeling sad or worried

(Definition of “solace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solace" in American English

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solacenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɑl·əs/

help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried:

She found solace in her memories of her grandmother.

(Definition of “solace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)