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 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
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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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The first known use of regal was in the 15th century

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16 Jun 2021

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“Regal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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