ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈje-stik How to pronounce majestic (audio) \

Definition of majestic

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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Other Words from majestic

majestically \ mə-​ˈje-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce majestically (audio) \ adverb

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grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity. a grand staircase magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste. magnificent paintings imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness. an imposing edifice stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement. the stately procession majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur. a majestic waterfall grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience grandiose hydroelectric projects but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration. grandiose schemes

Examples of majestic in a Sentence

a majestic pillar of society who continues to entertain in grand style a majestic Egyptian pyramid that has enthralled travelers for aeons
Recent Examples on the Web Cathedral Pines is a fitting name for one of Wisconsin’s most majestic stands of old-growth forest. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hike through some of Wisconsin's oldest and biggest trees in these old-growth forests," 24 Oct. 2019 Using computer graphics, the filmmakers filled those windows, onscreen, with a vista of the suspension bridge to Queens, the most majestic of the Triborough’s three spans. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Edward Norton Conjures Robert Moses’s New York," 22 Oct. 2019 And these homeowners have some of the most majestic views of the action. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "tl;dr: vaping is bad, Twitter trolls got owned and architects know better than to move our Art Institute lions," 13 Sep. 2019 Prices start at $3,700 per guest which is well worth it for the chance to explore five of Africa’s most majestic countries. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Unforgettable Cruises Help You Explore The Wonders Of Africa," 21 Aug. 2019 There are nearly 600 of them in our state, and a lot of them are every bit as dramatic and fun as the most majestic fourteeners, beckoning us with their own special adventure. John Meyer, The Know, "Colorado’s 14ers are awe-inspiring hikes, but many 13ers are just as epic — and less crowded," 2 Aug. 2019 The 2019 Louisville Palace Summer Classic Movie series returns to the most majestic movie house in the city with 10 classic movies from the 1960s. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "'I'm walking here!' Summer Classic Movies take over Louisville Palace," 25 June 2019 Perched at 7,510 feet above sea level, Sky Bistro offers a 360-degree view of six majestic mountain ranges and the Bow Valley. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 Along the way, expect a diverse array of nature’s most spectacular attractions, including majestic mountain ranges, tranquil bays, rolling alpine meadows, and more. Ian Centrone, Sunset, "10 Stunning Train Trips for an Unforgettable Vacation in Motion," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2020

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“Majestic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful


ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈje-stik How to pronounce majestic (audio) \

Kids Definition of majestic

: very impressive and beautiful or dignified majestic mountains

Other Words from majestic

majestically \ -​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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