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

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Other Words from regal

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

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Dressed in blacks and greys, the group looks incredibly regal, including Queen Beyoncé who stars as the voice of Nala. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Be prepared for the 'Lion King' cast photo," 8 July 2019 Those who believe in the divine right of kings will see a youth with royal blood running through him that is older even than England itself, that can be traced all the way back to the regal Ashanti. Zadie Smith, The New Yorker, "Stormzy at Glastonbury: King Michael Wears His Crown," 2 July 2019 Even though this is the end of the road for Suits, its spirit will live on in Pearson, the spin-off led by Suits alum Gina Torres as regal lawyer Jessica Pearson. Chancellor Agard,, "Goodbye Suits, Hello Pearson," 1 July 2019 Styled by Edward Enninful, the publication’s editor and friend of the couple, the Elbas look regal as ever standing side by side on the cover. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Share More Wedding Photos In 'British Vogue'," 4 June 2019 The talented artist behind the stunningly regal portrait is British painter Nicky Philipps, who is a favorite artist of the royal family. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Queen Elizabeth Looks Amazingly Regal in Her New Royal Portrait," 2 Dec. 2018 Princess Estelle poses alongside her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf, and her mom, Crown Princess Victoria, in a regal new portrait released by Sweden’s Royal Palace this week. Caris Davis,, "Mommy and Me! Princess Estelle Twins with Princess Victoria in Their Most Regal Family Portrait Yet," 6 Feb. 2018 The home’s imposing brick hides interesting curving rooms, like the circular library that opens off a landing in the main stairwell and the formal dining room’s regal curving walls. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Art Deco estate designed by Charles Eames asks $1.9M," 26 June 2019 Ja Morant followed up looking regal in a periwinkle pinstriped jacket. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "NBA Draft transforms into fashion show," 20 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of regal

: of, relating to, or suitable for a king or queen


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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