re·​gal | \ ˈrē-gəl How to pronounce regal (audio) \

Definition of regal

1 : of, relating to, or suitable for a king
2 : of notable excellence or magnificence : splendid

Other Words from regal

regality \ ri-​ˈga-​lə-​tē How to pronounce regal (audio) \ noun
regally \ ˈrē-​gə-​lē How to pronounce regal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of regal in a Sentence

the actress's regal bearing makes her a perfect choice to play royalty on the screen envisioned a regal wedding with hundreds of guests, a full choir, and a reception at the fanciest hotel in town
Recent Examples on the Web Granted, the cole crops do have a somewhat smaller fan base compared to the regal tomato and some other stars of the summer garden. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 22 July 2022 An intelligent figure, seriousness, regal behavior, research being conducted, control over one’s emotions, ability to think rationally in difficult situations, inventive, clear thinking is needed for a situation. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 19 July 2022 It’s a regal monster known as the Red Bluster, or Red for short, which begins as the target of a hunting mission but winds up forming a bond with Maisie and Jacob. New York Times, 13 July 2022 The ballet was cast from strength on Thursday, with Sara Mearns as a warmly regal Titania, not so much a fairy queen as a vital creature of nature, capable of changing the weather with a sweep of her arm. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 For a few precious weeks, its regal petals scent the surrounding area with a lemony fragrance., 6 May 2022 The rapper/fashion icon, who was recently featured on the May/June 2022 cover of ESSENCE along with her husband Offset and their children, accessorized her evening gown with regal hair fit for a queen. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 3 May 2022 Teyana Taylor and Winnie Harlow's sculptural Iris van Herpen numbers may have been an avant-garde twist on the tiara motif, while Jessica Chastain and Janelle Monáe skipped the dainty crowns in favor of head-to-toe regal splendor. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 3 May 2022 The Barbie, dressed in a tiara and a regal ivory gown with a blue sash, also honored the Queen's 96th birthday. Hattie Lindert,, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of regal

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for regal

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin regalis — more at royal

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“Regal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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re·​gal | \ ˈrē-gəl How to pronounce regal (audio) \

Kids Definition of regal

: relating to or suitable for a king or queen : royal

Other Words from regal

regally adverb

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