Solemn vs Solemnify - What's the difference?

solemn | solemnify |


As an adjective solemn

is deeply serious and somber.

As a verb solemnify is

to make solemn.

solemn

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Deeply serious and somber.
  • Somberly impressive.
  • Performed with great ceremony.
  • Sacred.
  • Gloomy or sombre.
  • Derived terms

    * solemnity * solemnize * solemnly * solemnness

    Anagrams

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    solemnify

    English

    Verb

  • To make solemn.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=2009-03-13, author=Toby Cecchini, title=Mixing Metaphors, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The drink dates to 1861, when it was allegedly concocted at Brooks’s, a Whig party hangout in London, to commemorate the death of Queen Victoria’s prince consort Albert (or, more accurately, as a smoke screen to solemnify taking a glass of either stout or Champagne on so mournful an occasion). }}