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

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There will be some swing and miss, but he’s shown bat speed, strength and loft consistently, with majestic home run power to his pull side, but also the ability to drive the ball to all fields. Henry Schulman,, "Giants get their power-hitting outfielder, draft ASU outfielder Hunter Bishop," 3 June 2019 Think of him as the J.M.W. Turner of America; he was known for his dazzling landscapes of saturated sunsets (basically the OG Clarendon filter), romantic waterfalls, and majestic mountains. Cator Sparks, House Beautiful, "The Fascinating History Behind This Moorish-Style Home in Upstate New York," 3 May 2019 Now read this in the calming, majestic voice of Morgan Freeman: But there is hope for humans. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "7 Influential People on Environmental Advocacy in the Beauty Industry," 22 Apr. 2019 The gargoyles, their bony jaws in their hands, contemplating the most majestic of cities from their perch atop this 12th-century architectural wonder. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Notre-Dame Cathedral Symbolizes the Power of Architecture to Transform Lives," 16 Apr. 2019 On Saturday morning, the hulking Stratolaunch aircraft took to the skies for the very first time in a brief but majestic test flight. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Largest Plane's First Flight From Every Angle," 15 Apr. 2019 This is vintage Morris—the mundane mingling with the majestic in a casual embrace, a regular walk quickened by Welsh military marches and stirring requiems. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "‘In My Mind’s Eye’ Review: Marching Through the Days," 4 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, the lake’s majestic beauty and mountainous surroundings continue to attract affluent transplants and vacationers. Sena Christian, Newsweek, "Bunker Hill Superfund Site Is Still a Toxic Mess, With Legacy of Suffering," 12 June 2016 When Li Po was 5, his father moved the family southeast to Sichuan, a mystic land known for its majestic mountains, lush green rivers, howling gibbons and spicy food. Yunte Huang, WSJ, "‘The Banished Immortal’ Review: ‘Heaven Begot a Talent Like Me’," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majestic was in 1606

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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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