regal

adjective
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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Finally, in one of the chicest spins on theatrical style, Claire Foy paired a simple black coatdress by Christopher Kane with some equally plain pumps: Regal is as regal does, always. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 This is my all-time favorite Instagram page of all time, one that illustrates how regal black women and men are—and have always been. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "20 Inspiring Beauty Instagram Accounts Led by Women of Color," 29 Apr. 2019 Its scale is regal; its funkiness sends up Chelsea’s prevailing cleanliness (through May 5 at 508 West 26th Street; greenenaftaligallery.com). Roberta Smith, New York Times, "12 Galleries to Visit Now in Chelsea," 26 Apr. 2018 Take a Royal Portrait With Your Zumi Family What’s loved, cherished, and regal? Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Don’t You...Wear Head-to-Toe Gucci All Day, Every Day," 2 Apr. 2019 Havenly designers predict that the nursery will be similar to her Toronto residence: regal and royal, but not stuffy—a contemporary take on a classic British style. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Nursery Could Look Like This," 26 Mar. 2019 The bottom line is this: Legs crossed or uncrossed, Meghan looked simply gorgeous and perfectly regal today. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle Crossed Her Legs Today and It's Okay — Here's Why," 26 June 2018 Her regal Dumbo dress continues more than a decade’s worth of collaboration and proves there’s still value in consistency. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Angelina Jolie Proves She’s the Ultimate Versace Muse," 12 Mar. 2019 The Empress of Soul, backed by a full band rather than The Pips, delivered a smooth performance of the National Anthem looking like a true queen in a regal white shift dress with an embellished neckline and statement sleeves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gladys Knight Shines in a White Dress While Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl," 3 Feb. 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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regal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of regal

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

regal

adjective
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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