ba·​ro·​ni·​al | \ bə-ˈrō-nē-əl How to pronounce baronial (audio) \

Definition of baronial

1 : of or relating to a baron or the baronage
2 : stately, ample a baronial room

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Examples of baronial in a Sentence

a baronial mansion with dozens of spacious, luxurious rooms

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The grand living room centers on a baronial fireplace. Lauren Beale,, "Vintage SoCal: 1920s estate in La Cañada Flintridge is still the bee’s knees," 12 July 2019 No interior photographs have been released of the main residence that reportedly contains baronial public rooms, including a dining room wrapped in antique paneling, as well as a 12,000-bottle wine cellar and a palatial ballroom. Variety, The Mercury News, "‘Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion gets super-sized price cut," 26 June 2019 To experience all of that courtesy of 16 clacking slide projectors, the images projected really (really) large in a baronial gallery, is to experience a stunned wonder of one’s own. Mark Feeney,, "Garry Winogrand, that master of black-and-white, was a master of color, too," 20 June 2019 Above all, John provoked the most effective baronial and ecclesiastical revolt of the Middle Ages and endured the humiliation of submitting to its demands. Allan Massie, WSJ, "‘The Restless Kings’ Review: A Family at War With Itself," 11 Jan. 2019 It was built for her uncle and aunt, Harold and Georgette Wetmore Brown, in 1894; the austere granite exterior of the baronial structure designed by local practitioner Dudley Newton. Michael Henry Adams, Town & Country, "Inside the Auction of Eileen Slocum's Astounding Newport Mansion," 28 Sep. 2018 His brands conjure both a baronial Manhattan penthouse and a beer on the back porch. Vogue, "Oprah Reflects on 50 Years of Ralph Lauren Defining American Style," 18 Sep. 2018 Should Congress enlarge the land grants for grazing, then baronial estates would soon crowd the plains, an aristocratic few owning lands sufficient for a European principality and crowding out the small farmer upon which the nation depended. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 The $100,000 Range Rover Sport pulls up to the building's baronial awning. Holly Peterson, Town & Country, "The Truth About What You Should Tip Your Doorman This Holiday Season," 8 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of baronial

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of baronial

: of or relating to a baron : suitable for a baron


ba·​ro·​ni·​al | \ bə-ˈrō-nē-əl How to pronounce baronial (audio) \

Kids Definition of baronial

: of, relating to, or suitable for a baron

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