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adjective king·ly \ˈkiŋ-lē\

Definition of kingly

kinglier

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kingliest

  1. 1 :  having royal rank

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or befitting a king

  3. 3 :  monarchical

kingliness

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kingly

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Examples of kingly in a Sentence

  1. a symbol of kingly authority

  2. They paid a kingly price for their new house.

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First Known Use of kingly

14th century


KINGLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of kingly for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a king

  • : typical of or suited for a king


KINGLY Defined for Kids

kingly

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adjective king·ly \ˈkiŋ-lē\

Definition of kingly for Students

  1. 1 :  suited to a king a kingly feast

  2. 2 :  of a king kingly power



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