dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
Grave has two distinct meanings. As a tempo marking it is very slow and arguably intended to be the slowest tempo marking. In terms of mood, the meaning of grave is seriously sad or mournful. During its first use grave was an ambiguous adjective perhaps trying to infer "lowest" as in the lowest voice of a choir or orchestra. Corelli was one of the first to use the term to indicate slow movements in almost all of his music. The tempo of the exceptional few, where Corelli omitted grave, were indicated by other terms. Unfortunately, as is the case with many tempo and/or mood markings, no consistent use can be derived from the historical use of the term until about 1850.
Solemn; very, very slow. Example: Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 "Pathétique", first movement Real Audio: 28k | 56k | About this album The pace of this piano work is very, very slow and the mood is solemn.
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
Grave is an MP3 playlist editor and interface tool for the Sensory Science RaveMP MP2000 Digital Media Player, made with the GTK+ toolkit and GNOME libraries. It allows you to create and edit playlists, which are stored as text files and can be used with most MP3 players .
Grave is a lunar crater that lies in the northern interior floor of the huge Gagarin walled-plain, on the far side of the Moon. It is located about 10 kilometers to the east-northeast of the larger Isaev crater, which covers the northwestern part of Gagarin's interior.
French king Louis XVI created a Consultative Commission for Units to create a new decimal system of measurement. This royal commission, which included such aristocrats as Lavoisier, founded the very beginnings of the "decimal metric system", which later evolved into the contemporary SI. The original goal of this royal commission was to create a unit of mass that would be known as "grave" and symbolized G.