/'sɒləm; `sɑləm/ adj
1 not happy or smiling; looking very serious 不愉快的; 无笑容的; 表情严肃的
*solemn faces 严肃的面孔
* look as solemn as a judge 像法官一样板着脸.
2 done, said, etc in a serious and committed way, after deep thought 庄重的; 郑重的; 深思熟虑的
*a solemn promise, undertaking, pledge, etc 郑重的许诺、保证、誓言等.
3 performed with religious or other ceremony; formal 隆重的; 正式的; 庄严的
*asolemn funeral procession 肃穆的送葬行列.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: solemne, from Latin solemnis 'ceremonial, formal, solemn']
very serious and not happy, for example because something bad has happened or because you are at an important occasion
a solemn expression
Their faces suddenly grew solemn.
a solemn procession of mourners
a solemn promise is one that is made very seriously and with no intention of breaking it
a solemn vow
I'll never be unfaithful again. I give you my solemn word .
performed in a very serious way
1. He was very solemn and refrained from talking. 他很严肃,沉默寡言。
2. Grant Wood instantly rose to fame in 1930 with his painting American Gothic, an often-copied interpretation of the solemn pride of American farmers. 1930年，格兰特·伍德因其画作《美国哥特式》一举成名。此画体现了美国农民庄严的自豪，常常被人临摹。