solemn ceremony


solemn ceremony
festive ceremony

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • solemn — [säl′əm] adj. [ME solemne < OFr < L sollemnis, sollennis, yearly, annual, hence religious, solemn (from assoc. with annual religious festivals) < sollus, all, entire < Oscan, akin to L salvus (see SAFE) + ? annus, year] 1. a) observed …   English World dictionary

  • solemn — adjective 1 very serious in behaviour or style: a solemn expression | solemn music 2 solemn promise/pledge/word etc a promise that is made very seriously and with no intention of breaking it: I ll never be unfaithful again. I give you my solemn… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Solemn Mass — ( la. missa solemnis) or Solemn High Mass or simply High Mass is when these terms are used in a technical sense, not merely as a description the full ceremonial form of the Tridentine Mass, celebrated by a priest with a deacon and a subdeacon,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ceremony — Cer e*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Ceremonies}. [F. c[ e]r[ e]monie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.] 1. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ceremony — [ser′ə mō΄nē; ] chiefly Brit [, ser′əmə nē] n. pl. ceremonies [ME cerimonie < L caerimonia, awe, reverent rite, ceremony; prob. < Etr] 1. a formal act or set of formal acts established by custom or authority as proper to a special occasion …   English World dictionary

  • solemn — I adjective august, awe inspiring, awesome, ceremonial, ceremonious, devotional, devout, earnest, formal, funereal, gloomy, grave, gravis, grim, hallowed, holy, imposing, impressive, majestic, meditative, mirthless, mournful, pensive, quiet,… …   Law dictionary

  • solemn observance — index ceremony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ceremony — I noun caerimonia, celebration, commemoration, conventionality, festive occasion, festivity, formal occasion, formality, memorialization, observance, official reception, prescribed procedure, reception, rite, ritual, ritus, solemn observance,… …   Law dictionary

  • ceremony — /ser euh moh nee/, n., pl. ceremonies. 1. the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion: the coronation ceremony. 2. a formal religious or sacred observance; a solemn rite: a marriage ceremony. 3. formal… …   Universalium

  • ceremony — n. formal act 1) to conduct, hold, perform a ceremony 2) a flag raising; formal; funeral; marriage, wedding; opening; religious; solemn; wreath laying ceremony (to perform a religious ceremony) formality 3) to stand on ceremony 4) appropriate… …   Combinatory dictionary


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