Share this entry
ducal Line breaks: ducal
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːk(ə)l/

Definition of ducal in English:


Like or relating to a duke or dukedom: the ducal palace in Rouen
More example sentences
  • The same criticism can be made of ducal palaces like Chatsworth, Stowe, Woburn, Blenheim, sequestered in their parks.
  • Considered over a lifetime, written by a dying old man in the remnants of his ducal palace in Palermo, it is a threnody to a fallen patrician class.
  • The viceroy's house, now the governor's, is a titanic white imitation of an English-county ducal palace.


Late 15th century: from Old French, from duc 'duke'.

Words that rhyme with ducal

archducal, coucal, pentateuchal
Definition of ducal in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources