re·​gal | \ˈrē-gəl \

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 \ noun
regally \ ˈrē-​gə-​lē \ 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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The candle collection consists of four candles/unique scents; Pine of the Light Candle (green like a serpent), Amber Balm Candle (regal in navy), Exquisite Almond Candle (rich in burgundy), and Carrousel (radiant in gold). Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "5 Harry Potter Holiday Candles," 9 Nov. 2018 In honor of tonight's banquet at Buckingham Palace, Maxima wore a regal ombre blue dress with a sheer black overlay, and the magnificent Stuart tiara. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Queen Maxima Wore a Jaw-Dropping Tiara to the State Dinner Hosted by Queen Elizabeth," 23 Oct. 2018 But one surprising member of the regal crew not in attendance for the festivities is Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charle's beloved wife. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Prince Charles Arrived Without Camilla at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Photo by Carmen Troesser Photographer Carmen Troesser and her family live in a regal 1880 Victorian built in St. Charles, Missouri, just a two-hour drive from her hometown of Frankenstein. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "5 Victorian homes to get you in the mood for fall," 1 Oct. 2018 The royal couple looked regal in their all-black ensembles and joined Miranda in the audience for the viewing of the popular musical. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Meghan Markle reportedly flew commercial for secret Toronto trip to visit best friend Jessica Mulroney," 31 Aug. 2018 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the rest of the regal crew attended a service at Westminster Abbey and stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the celebratory flyover. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Middleton Couldn't Stop Laughing at Prince Charles's Wardrobe Malfunction at the RAF Flypast," 10 July 2018 And despite baring her shoulders at Trooping the Colour, Meghan looked every bit as regal as her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, who wore a pale blue ensemble. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Broke Royal Protocol By Wearing an Off-the-Shoulder Dress to Trooping the Colour 2018," 9 June 2018 Silas Cooper remains regal as the King of France, even placed in the more compromising positions by his illness. Theodore P. Mahne,, "Shakespeare Fest's 'All's Well' a rare, but frustrating comedy," 5 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of regal

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

Other Words from regal

regally adverb

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