(Sol`em*ni*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. solemnisation, solennisation.] The act of solemnizing; celebration; as,
the solemnization of a marriage.
(Sol"em*nize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solemnized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Solemnizing ] [Cf. F. solemniser,
1. To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.
Baptism to be administered in one place, and marriage solemnized in another.Hooker.
2. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate.
Their choice nobility and flowers . . .Milton.
Met from all parts to solemnize this feast.
3. To make grave, serious, and reverential.
Wordsworth was solemnizzed and elevated by this his first look on Yarrow.J. C. Shairp.
Every Israelite . . . arose, solemnized his face, looked towards Jerusalem . . . and prayed.L. Wallace.
(Sol"em*nize), n. Solemnization. [R.]
Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize.Spenser.
(Sol"em*ni`zer) n. One who solemnizes.
(Sol"emn*ly) adv. In a solemn manner; with gravity; seriously; formally.
There in deaf murmurs solemnly are wise.Dryden.
I do solemnly assure the reader.Swift.
(Sol"emn*ness), n. The state or quality of being solemn; solemnity; impressiveness; gravity; as,
the solemnness of public worship. [Written also solemness.]
(So*lemp"ne) a. [See Solemn.] Solemn; grand; stately; splendid; magnificent. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||So"len) n. [NL., fr. Gr. channel, a shellfish.]
1. (Med.) A cradle, as for a broken limb. See Cradle, 6.
2. (Zoöl.) Any marine bivalve mollusk belonging to Solen or allied genera of the family Solenidæ; a razor