In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cualidad)solemnityel acto se celebró con gran solemnidad — the ceremony was conducted with great solemnity / dignity / formality
- su presencia imprimió solemnidad a la ocasión — her presence lent dignity / solemnity / gravity to the occasion
- de solemnidad — seriously
- son pobres de solemnidad — they are extremely poor
- el encuentro fue aburrido de solemnidad — the game was incredibly / seriously boring
2(requisito)(formal) formality(formal) solemnity(legal) solemnity technical(legal) legal requirementcon las solemnidades de rigor — with the usual solemnities / formalities
3solemnidades feminine plural
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