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"solemn" in British English

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solemnadjective

uk   /ˈsɒl.əm/  us   /ˈsɑː.ləm/
serious and without any ​humour: a solemn ​face/​voice solemn ​music Everyone ​looked very solemn.solemn promise, commitment, undertaking, etc. an ​agreement that you make in a ​serious way and ​expect to ​keep
solemnly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of solemn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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solemnadjective

 us   /ˈsɑl·əm/
having or ​showingseriouspurpose and ​determination: He ​lookedstern and solemn, and ​rarelyspoke. The ​memorial was a very solemn ​occasion.
solemnity
noun [U]  us   /səˈlem·nɪ·t̬i/
There was an ​air of solemnity in the ​room.
solemnly
adverb  us   /ˈsɑl·əm·li/
Borden solemnly ​promised that he would take ​care of it.
(Definition of solemn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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