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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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

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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 After fighting off a few pitches and running the count to 3-2, Giambi launched a majestic home run over the right-field wall for the walk-off. Bruce Jenkins,, "Sporting Green reader memories: Loma Prieta at Candlestick, Matt Cain perfect," 27 June 2020 California Botanic Garden Take a walk under the shade of a massive majestic oak in the Alluvial Gardens at the largest botanic garden devoted to California native plants (formerly the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden). Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "The 15 best places in L.A. to find shade on hot summer days," 24 June 2020 While the national park is limiting visitors this summer, its major sites—Hetch Hetchy, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove—remain breathtakingly majestic and accessible. Carey Jones, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Weekend Getaways in California," 15 June 2020 Set above Lake Wanaka, is a very special place overlooking 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty, and some of the most dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand. Alexandra Stewart, Travel + Leisure, "Alexandra Stewart's Top 9 New Zealand Wellness Escapes," 14 June 2020 The majestic birds' population declined significantly during the start of the 20th century, but legal protection has led to increases and recoveries in some states, according to the National Audubon Society. Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle, "Watch: Bald eagle released in Baytown after recovering from power-line accident," 12 June 2020 The expedition dropped anchor at the end of July at the mouth of the majestic Río de la Plata. National Geographic, "Darwin's first—and only—trip around the world began a scientific revolution," 11 June 2020 Even the observation dome atop the majestic peach-hued county courthouse, a popular lookout spot, is closed to visitors. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "After hard shutdown, Big Bend slowly reopening," 1 June 2020 The majestic beast and lush mountains faded into the rear view like a dream. Matt Wyatt,, "Pagosa Springs: Gateway to San Juan Mountains and base camp for anglers," 6 June 2020

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First Known Use of majestic

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Majestic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 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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