palatial

adjective
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 palatially (audio) \ adverb
palatialness noun

Examples of palatial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite their apparent recklessness, the McCloskeys are practicing lawyers who run a law firm from inside their palatial estate (now aptly dubbed the McMansion). Brianna Provenzano, refinery29.com, "Meet Ken & Karen: The Couple That Pointed An AR-15 At Protestors In St. Louis," 30 June 2020 Three palatial Marrakesh properties made the top 10. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 10 North Africa and Middle East City Hotels," 8 July 2020 Despite their apparent recklessness, the McCloskeys are practicing lawyers who run a law firm from inside their palatial estate (now aptly dubbed the McMansion). Brianna Provenzano, refinery29.com, "Meet Ken & Karen: The Couple That Pointed An AR-15 At Protestors In St. Louis," 30 June 2020 Despite their apparent recklessness, the McCloskeys are practicing lawyers who run a law firm from inside their palatial estate (now aptly dubbed the McMansion). Brianna Provenzano, refinery29.com, "Meet Ken & Karen: The Couple That Pointed An AR-15 At Protestors In St. Louis," 29 June 2020 Wedged between a pizza chain and a defunct vape shop, Donut Kolache Palace is hardly palatial. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "6 great, independent and local San Antonio doughnut shops to wake up your day," 25 June 2020 Epstein enjoyed assets spanning at least two continents, including a private island and boatyard in the Virgin Islands, palatial homes in Florida, New York and Paris, and a sprawling ranch in New Mexico. Fortune, "Epstein’s victims get a chance to claim a share of his $600 million estate," 25 June 2020 While there’s understandable excitement about holding events in palatial venues, some have expressed frustration that graduations in places as large as Texas Motor Speedway are akin to glorified virtual events, with families too far from the action. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "For graduates, North Texas schools find creative ways to create pomp, given the circumstances," 13 June 2020 Some stars’ behavior has come across blinkered and clueless, as when Ellen DeGeneres compared staying in her palatial home to being in jail. Carina Chocano, New York Times, "What’s the Point of a Celebrity in a Pandemic?," 6 May 2020

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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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30 Jul 2020

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“Palatial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatial. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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palatial

adjective
How to pronounce palatial (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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