[ sol-uhm-lee ]
See synonyms for solemnly on
  1. in a grave, sober, or mirthless fashion:She took me aside, solemnly laid her hand on my shoulder, and said, “You must keep all this going when I'm gone.”

  2. in a gravely or somberly impressive manner; in a way that causes serious thoughts:We are solemnly reminded by this week’s events just how prevalent domestic violence still is.

  1. in a serious, earnest, formal, or ceremonious manner:We watched the new doctors solemnly pledge to always be loyal to the welfare of the patients who come under their care.

  2. in a way that is legally binding, as a declaration or agreement: I do solemnly swear or affirm that I requested and returned the absentee ballot, and that I have not and will not vote more than one ballot in this election.

  3. in a way that involves religious forms or rites:The chapel was solemnly consecrated on the 25th of June, 1951.

Origin of solemnly


Other words from solemnly

  • o·ver·sol·emn·ly, adverb
  • sem·i·sol·emn·ly, adverb
  • su·per·sol·emn·ly, adverb
  • un·sol·emn·ly, adverb

Words Nearby solemnly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use solemnly in a sentence