pa·​la·​tial | \ pə-ˈlā-shəl How to pronounce palatial (audio) \

Definition of palatial

1 : of, relating to, or being a palace a palatial home
2 : suitable to a palace : magnificent palatial furnishings

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Other Words from palatial

palatially \ pə-​ˈlā-​shə-​lē How to pronounce palatial (audio) \ adverb
palatialness noun

Examples of palatial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Redstone, the billionaire head of ViacomCBS who died last year, owned the palatial home for nearly two decades. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Sumner Redstone’s Beverly Park estate surfaces for sale at $27.9 million," 19 Apr. 2021 The palatial primary bedroom takes up the whole third floor. Howard Walker, Robb Report, "Home of the Week: This Soaring $32 Million Bahamian Mansion Comes With a Porsche and a Range Rover," 6 Apr. 2021 In it, Stewart voices Jean-Luc Picard as the camera moves through his palatial French chateau before focusing on a Queen of Hearts card that's lying on a table. Lynette Rice,, "Picard season 2 to feature return of notorious Star Trek villain Q," 5 Apr. 2021 Towering columns line the porte-cochere entry and continue inside, where a foyer with inlaid floors leads to palatial spaces such as a two-story living room, kitchen with a curved island and family room with a fireplace and fish tank. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "NBA’s DeMarcus Cousins sells lavish Vegas mansion for $7.5 million," 23 Mar. 2021 Described as a Dominion masterpiece, the 3-story palatial Mediterranean estate located at 21 Crescent Park hit the market this month. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: Nursing home residents reconnect with loved ones after year of loss," 7 Apr. 2021 The new price reflects a transition by the property's longtime owner, attorney-businessman Leonard Ross, who previously attempted to sell the palatial estate several times over the last two decades. Neal Leitereg, Forbes, "William Randolph Hearst’s Grand L.A. Mansion Lists For $90 Million," 5 Apr. 2021 Villa Firenze, a palatial Beverly Hills estate that had been on the market for $165 million, has sold for roughly $60 million, according to a person familiar with the deal. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Once Asking $165 Million, Beverly Hills Estate Sold at Auction for Close to $60 Million," 2 Apr. 2021 The mad Roman Emperor Caligula, according to legend, appointed his favorite horse, Incitatus, to the imperial Senate and granted him all the trappings and honors accorded, including his own palatial estate, servants, and a stable made of marble. Grant Addison, Washington Examiner, "Then and Now: Pets," 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of palatial

circa 1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for palatial

Latin palatium palace

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The first known use of palatial was circa 1722

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8 May 2021

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“Palatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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