Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: seriousness
IPA transcription: [s'ɪɹiəsnəs]
Pronunciations of seriousness
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: earnestness, seriousness, sincerity
    Meaning: an earnest and sincere feeling
  • Synonyms: seriousness, distressfulness
    Meaning: the quality of arousing fear or distress; "he learned the seriousness of his illness"
Usage examples
  • Seriousness or frivolousness or both.
  • Seriousness lurked in the depths of her eyes
  • Fort dropped his seriousness for an instant.
  • Next instant he had thrown off his seriousness, and for the remainder of the flight was his former jovial self.
  • "Yes; but seriousness is not unbecoming in preachers, and the music of the ballet would drown half my arguments.
  • The Badger strode heavily into the room, and stood looking at the two animals with an expression full of seriousness.
  • Then, and not until then, did she realize the seriousness of even this one phase of the problem she had undertaken to solve.
  • The longer the contest continued, the more did the press and the people of New Jersey awaken to the seriousness of the situation.
  • "From paradise, I think," said Otto, with that patient seriousness that he had caught from the monks, and that sat so quaintly upon him.
  • In this instance it was of more than usual import and seriousness, as Edison was virtually his own "backer," putting into the company almost the whole of all the fortune his inventions had brought him.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Scar (The Lion King), License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Kindred (novel), License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Black, License CC BY-SA 4.0