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Definition of solace noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular] (formal)
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  1. 1a feeling of emotional comfort when you are sad or disappointed; a person or thing that makes you feel better or happier when you are sad or disappointed synonym comfort
  2. 2 He sought solace in the whiskey bottle. She turned to Rob for solace. His grandchildren were a solace in his old age.
verb solace somebody (literary) She smiled, as though solaced by the memory.