palatial

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adjective pa·la·tial \pə-ˈlā-shəl\

Definition of palatial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a palace

  2. 2 :  suitable to a palace :  magnificent

palatially

play \-shə-lē\ adverb

palatialness

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Origin and Etymology of palatial

Latin palatium palace


First Known Use: 1733


PALATIAL Defined for English Language Learners

palatial

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adjective pa·la·tial \pə-ˈlā-shəl\

Definition of palatial for English Language Learners

  • : very large and impressive : like a palace



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