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solemn

adjective 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   /-li/ us  
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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