Definition of stately in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstātlē/

adjective (statelier, stateliest)

Having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner and appearance: a stately procession his tall and stately wife
More example sentences
  • The Cathedral itself was just as beautiful, in a more grand and stately manner.
  • Before long, Hoffman found himself in the grand lobby of a stately mansion.
  • They are released now by officials anxious to dispel the myth that bishops, some of whom still occupy grand palaces and stately castles, enjoy a life of luxury.



Pronunciation: /ˈstātlēnəs/
Example sentences
  • At a universal level both the Sun and Leo are associated with royalty, majesty, stateliness, dignity, and authority.
  • It is wisdom we need in a leader more than stateliness.
  • The queen has, in a way, always, curiously for the last 50 years, had to share her stateliness with her mother, the queen mother with all her magnetic powers of popular attraction.

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Syllabification: state·ly

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