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

Essential Meaning of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful majestic mountains/trees majestic phrases

Full Definition of majestic

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

Other Words from majestic

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

Choose the Right Synonym for majestic

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 First, its location on the north shore of the island, overlooking Hanalei Bay, delivers views that are as majestic as any vista on the island. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2022 The Destiny 2 version of Gjally is just as majestic as the first game's. Alan Henry, Wired, 7 Dec. 2021 Watching the sea churn below can be majestic, but there's an intense pleasure in slowly making your way up a waterway and constantly having new things to look at, like wine estates and rolling hills. Marisa Meltzer, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Nov. 2021 Not sure if such a majestic creature would count as a carry-on item. Marc Malkin, Variety, 14 Jan. 2022 Leakey was buried January 3 beneath a majestic acacia tree not far from the site intended for N’garen. Virginia Morell, Scientific American, 11 Jan. 2022 Authorities feared extensive damage to both buildings, which have stark white facades, elaborate roof linings and majestic columns, now all obscured by flames and smoke. Time, 2 Jan. 2022 In the swamps of south Louisiana, a Great White Egret perches on a rotting stump in the majestic Bald Cypress and Tupelo Gum Forest draped in Spanish Moss. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 There, visitors will walk down streets lined with majestic live oak trees, tour antebellum homes and lavish gardens, visit Civil War sites and partake in the city’s vibrant culinary and arts scene. al, 2 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2022

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“Majestic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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