(Latin: serious, earnest, sacred, holy; dignified with formality at a ceremonious service or as a religious devotion)
The church organist played solemn music which caused many in the congregation to think deeply about their lives.
Usually a judge in court is a solemn figure who receives attention and respect.2. Relating to something which is done with form and ceremony: There was a solemn procession at the funeral for the minister of the church who had a heart attack. 3. Conveying a sincere promise: Adam and Evelyn made a solemn promise to love each other forever.
As an alcoholic for years, Henry made a solemn decision and promise to his wife never to drink liqueur again.4. Etymology: from Old French solemne, which came from Latin sollemnis, "customary, formal, ceremonial, traditional" and then "performed with due ceremony on a particular day that has been established".
Reporters wrote about the world being deeply impressed by the solemnity of John F. Kennedy's state funeral in November, 1963.
The singer's voice conveyed the solemnity of the minister's sermon during the church service.