queen·​ly | \ ˈkwēn-lē How to pronounce queenly (audio) \
queenlier; queenliest

Definition of queenly

1 : of, relating to, or befitting a queen
2 : having royal rank

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Other Words from queenly

queenliness noun
queenly adverb

Examples of queenly in a Sentence

She maintained a queenly posture. a richly appointed, queenly bedroom, complete with a massive four-poster bed
Recent Examples on the Web In long-limbed, willowy Maria Kowroski as the Sugar Plum Fairy, dressed in shimmering, pale hues of tulle and satin, the ballet has an especially queenly ballerina. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 Friday's queenly haul of $41.8 million includes $8.5 million in Thursday night previews. Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, 23 Nov. 2019 This fear stands in contrast to Ellmann’s mountain lion, with her single-minded focus, her stark and queenly solitude. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2019 After playing Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George, Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, and the titular Elizabeth I, Mirren just can’t stay away from those queenly roles. Nick Romano, EW.com, 22 July 2019 The queenly gown donned a breathtaking 20-foot train. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 27 June 2019 Arya is not even a tiny bit jealous of Sansa's new queenly title. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 20 May 2019 The queenly allusions aren’t just a gimmick, the combs, which are made from zebu horn, a biodegradable material rich in keratin, are especially gentle on black hair. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 13 July 2018 From her queenly head cascaded a waterfall of golden curls. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of queenly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Queenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queenly. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of queenly

: resembling a queen or suitable for a queen

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