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princely

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adjective prince·ly \ˈprin(t)s-lē\

Simple Definition of princely

  • : very large or impressive

  • : of, relating to, or suitable for a prince

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of princely

princelier

princeliest

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a prince :  royal

  2. 2 :  befitting a prince :  noble, magnificent <princely manners> <a princely sum>

princely

adverb

Examples of princely in a sentence

  1. a display of princely courtesy

  2. <set a princely meal before their guests>



15th Century

First Known Use of princely

15th century



PRINCELY Defined for Kids

princely

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adjective prince·ly \ˈprins-lē\

Definition of princely for Students

  1. 1 :  suitable for a prince <princely service>

  2. 2 :  very large or impressive <a princely sum>





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