ba·​ro·​ni·​al bə-ˈrō-nē-əl How to pronounce baronial (audio)
: of or relating to a baron or the baronage
: stately, ample
a baronial room

Examples of baronial in a Sentence

a baronial mansion with dozens of spacious, luxurious rooms
Recent Examples on the Web As one of the richest zip codes in the U.S., the area certainly has its fair share of impressive real estate, but this baronial manor house is in a category of its own. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2023 The baronial treatment continues trackside with a pair of three-day tickets to the practice sessions, qualifying, and race day, enhanced by the Paddock Club’s amenities, such as an open bar and menus from top local chefs, along with prime seating above the teams. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 17 Aug. 2023 Yet another baronial rancho. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2021 Home was a Scottish baronial mansion with more than two dozen rooms. Nick Romeo, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2023 The latest iteration of the Amelia Island concours has further solidified its place among the leading car shows in the world, but without much of the baronial pageantry that can be intimidating and even off-putting to some. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2023 For years there had been skepticism about the large portrait of George Washington that has long hung in the baronial Paris residence of the U.S. ambassador to France. Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2023 The grand uptown apartments and their over-the-top aesthetics — Louis Quinze, chintz, baronial splendor — fell out of fashion, at least among the fashionable. Curbed, 8 Nov. 2022 Ornate details include a baronial fireplace and decorative ceilings. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of baronial was in 1726

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“Baronial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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ba·​ro·​ni·​al bə-ˈrō-nē-əl How to pronounce baronial (audio)
: of, relating to, or suitable for a baron
baronial splendor

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