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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Solemn \Sol"emn\, a. [OE. solempne, OF. solempne, L. solemnis, solennis, sollemnis, sollennis; sollus all, entire + annus a year; properly, that takes place every year; -- used especially of religious solemnities. Cf. Silly, Annual.] 1. Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred. [1913 Webster] His holy rites and solemn feasts profaned. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The worship of this image was advanced, and a solemn supplication observed everry year. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal. [Obs.] "On this solemn day." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Stately; ceremonious; grand. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] His feast so solemn and so rich. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To-night we hold a splemn supper. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness. [1913 Webster] Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches troubled thoughts. --Milton. [1913 Webster] There reigned a solemn silence over all. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 5. Real; earnest; downright. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster] Frederick, the emperor, . . . has spared no expense in strengthening this city; since which time we find no solemn taking it by the Turks. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 6. Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face. "A solemn coxcomb." --Swift. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law) Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form. --Burrill. --Jarman. --Greenleaf. [1913 Webster] Solemn League and Covenant. See Covenant, 2. [1913 Webster] Syn: Grave; formal; ritual; ceremonial; sober; serious; reverential; devotional; devout. See Grave. [1913 Webster]