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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (serious)
a. solemne
Salvador made a solemn promise to take care of his little sister when their parents died.Salvador hizo una promesa solemne de cuidar de su hermana menor cuando sus padres murieron.
b. serio
He hung up the phone, turned to me with a solemn expression and said, "Virginia's been gravely injured."Colgó el teléfono, se volvió hacia mí con una expresión seria y dijo: "Virginia está gravemente herida".
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. solemne
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solemn [ˈsɒləm]
[+person, face] serio; adusto
he was a solemn child He was a tall man with blond hair and a thin, solemn face She had huge, solemn brown eyes, fringed with long and thick lashes... his solemn little face broke out into smiles You look so solemn, Joanna. What are you thinking of? Her grey eyes were solemn as she looked down at him Her face grew solemn as she came toward Cross
[+warning] serio; [+occasion, promise] solemne
procession, vow, declaration, duty, agreement,tone, mood, music ...the solemn [tones] of Winston Churchill When he spoke, he sounded solemn As the parliament began its final session, the mood was solemn and reflective The veterans' return to the battlefield after twenty years was a solemn occasion The funeral was solemn but it was far from gloomy He was moved by what he had seen: it was a solemn moment The proceedings followed the Jewish tradition of a simple, solemn [ceremony] A statue of the Buddha was carried in solemn [procession] around the square The announcement of the emperor's death was preceded by solemn music The radio is reported to be playing solemn music and calling on government troops to hand in their weapons The professor's speech was a solemn [warning] about the dangers of academic vanity He could not ignore Monckton's solemn [warning]... to make give a/one's solemn promise/oath/vow she made a solemn promise to him when they became engaged that she would give up cigarettes for good ...weddings where the solemn [vows] are witnessed by many guests She had made a solemn [vow] that if Sam got well, she would never be cross with him again I give you my solemn [promise] that I shall do everything in my power to help you Meg gave her solemn [oath] not to tell a soul The two governments have signed a solemn [declaration] renouncing the use of force The French Government insisted that Britain should not renege on the solemn [agreement]
he looked solemn estaba muy serio; tenía un aspecto adusto
it is my solemn duty to inform you that ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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