Definition of ducal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːk(ə)l/


Like or relating to a duke or dukedom: the ducal palace in Rouen
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  • 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
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