Definition of regal in English:

regal

Syllabification: re·gal
Pronunciation: /ˈrēɡəl
 
/

adjective

Of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified: regal authority her regal bearing
More example sentences
  • Considered a symbol of regal authority, the dragon was also thought to dispel evil spirits.
  • The banquet hall was bright and cheerful, full of nobles and lords looking dignified and regal.
  • The show has been designed in such a way as to take audience down the memory lane to a time when the Kilimanoor Palace was at its splendid and regal best.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin regalis, from rex, reg- 'king'.

Derivatives

regally

adverb
More example sentences
  • As the final ball landed, she stood stunned on the baseline and then walked slowly and regally to congratulate Henin-Hardenne, embracing her and offering many words of praise.
  • We could happily have pottered about the site for most of our four-day break, swimming, playing footie and watching the yachts float regally by.
  • She was driven through the city, waving regally at her subjects who thronged the parched sidewalks on that hot summer's day.

Definition of regal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day keek
Pronunciation: kiːk
verb
peep surreptitiously