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regal

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adjective re·gal \ˈrē-gəl\

Simple Definition of regal

  • : of, relating to, or suitable for a king or queen

Full Definition of regal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suitable for a king

  2. 2 :  of notable excellence or magnificence :  splendid

re·gal·i·ty play \ri-ˈga-lə-tē\ noun
re·gal·ly play \ˈrē-gə-lē\ adverb

Examples of regal

  1. <the actress's regal bearing makes her a perfect choice to play royalty on the screen>

  2. <envisioned a regal wedding with hundreds of guests, a full choir, and a reception at the fanciest hotel in town>



Origin of regal

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin regalis — more at royal


First Known Use: 14th century

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