palatial

adjective

pa·​la·​tial pə-ˈlā-shəl How to pronounce palatial (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or being a palace
a palatial home
2
: suitable to a palace : magnificent
palatial furnishings
palatially adverb
palatialness noun

Examples of palatial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Altogether, the palatial pad features a swimming pool, a boat dock on Biscayne Bay, and 10,000 square feet of living space. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2024 This palatial accommodation on the 26th floor of The Peninsula Tower offers the most eye-popping views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline from its panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and its private landscaped terrace. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The Médoc is famous for its palatial wine estates—many of which are open by appointment for tours and tastings. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2024 The palatial estate is spread across over 2,000 acres, composed of the palace, gardens, park, Estate of Trianon, and stables. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2024 Image After the split, Ms. Bündchen also purchased a palatial estate in Surfside, Fla., across the water from Mr. Brady’s mansion in the exclusive Indian Creek enclave. Mattie Kahn, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2024 Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has inked a deal to house its growing oncology business in a new, palatial San Diego estate overlooking the ocean. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2024 On the market for a cool £4.8 million (or roughly $6.2 million), the palatial pad is arranged over six floors. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024 The meetings will probably last about nine days and will see about 5,000 delegates from around the country descend on the Great Hall of the People — the palatial building on one side of Tiananmen Square — many of them wearing the traditional dress of their people. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Latin palatium palace

First Known Use

circa 1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of palatial was circa 1722

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“Palatial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatial. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

palatial

adjective
pa·​la·​tial pə-ˈlā-shəl How to pronounce palatial (audio)
: of, resembling, or fit for a palace
a palatial home
palatial furnishings
palatially adverb

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