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Definition of solemnity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being solemn He was smiling, but his eyes retained a look of solemnity. She handed him the envelope with mock solemnity. He was buried with great pomp and solemnity.
  2. 2solemnities [plural] (formal) formal things that people do at a serious event or occasion to observe the solemnities of the occasion
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