Meaning of sobriety

so•bri•e•ty

Pronunciation: (su-brī'i-tē, sō-), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being sober.
  2. temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages.
  3. seriousness, gravity, or solemnity: an event marked by sobriety.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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