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Answer for the clue "A manner that is serious and solemn ", 10 letters:
somberness

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Word definitions for somberness in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Somberness \Som"ber*ness\, Sombreness \Som"bre*ness\, n. The quality or state of being somber; gloominess.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The state or quality of being somber.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispell the gloom" [syn: gloom , sombreness ] a feeling of melancholy apprehension [syn: gloom , gloominess ] a manner that is serious and solemn [syn: graveness , gravity , sobriety , soberness...

Usage examples of somberness.

The gold in her eyes shone radiantly, becoming his own personal sun to chase away the somberness created by the dusky forest.

The somberness of Warlock in the day became a weird ethereality by night.

But though he smiled a politician’s smile, his eyes were those of a man who has just seen the hour and date of his death written upon a wall, a somberness of expression Peter found most attractive for he too was something of a melodramatist, having read Poe the previous winter.