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 The swell is too big for Jet Skis, and the suites, while palatial, are too small. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 11 July 2021 In it, guests mingle by the property’s palatial pool, soaking up the Provencal sun. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 30 June 2021 Smith, who made his travels in the months before the pandemic made such a journey impossible, begins his tour at Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia, reminding us that Jefferson’s palatial home was, in fact, a plantation. Chris Vognar, USA TODAY, 2 June 2021 It’s one of the largest collections of inland dunes in the country, and most of the off-road action happens around a palatial, 300-foot-tall dune called Oldsmobile Hill. Outside Online, 16 June 2021 Shore Acres State Park stands on ground that was once the location of the most luxurious home in Oregon, a palatial estate built in 1905 by local shipbuilder and lumberman Louis J. Simpson. oregonlive, 8 June 2021 Arguably one of the most famous residences in the world attracting more than 10-million visitors year over year, Le Grand Contrôle is the first hotel to ever open on these palatial grounds in Versailles’ 340 year history. Michelle Gross, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The building featured palatial offices, an auditorium, and two heliports, and employed 5,000 people. Robert Mccoppin,, 2 June 2021 But the palatial qualities of this residence probably won’t be for everyone. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 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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“Palatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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