Translation of solemn in Spanish:

solemn

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːləm; ˈsɒləm/

adj

  • 1.1 (serious, formal) [occasion/plea/silence] solemne to make o give a/one's solemn promise/oath/vow hacer* una promesa/un juramento/un voto solemne 1.2 (grave, over-serious) [person] serio; [face] solemne
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    • The painter's face assumed a serious, almost solemn expression.
    • When you go into a courtroom you are doing something very serious and solemn and you are representing more than just the rights of your client.
    • His brown eyes were serious and solemn as he watched her.
    1.3 (somber, dark) [color] oscuro, fúnebre
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    • It's a solemn, formal occasion witnessed with pride by family and friends.
    • The funeral procession was solemn but lofty, as befit the prince.
    • We went then from the cold church in solemn procession, singing litanies into the thin air.

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