Definition of regal in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈriːg(ə)l



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  • A small portable reed organ of the 16th and 17th centuries, with a pair of horizontal bellows on top.
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    • Small portable organs consisting entirely of regals were widely used in the 16th and 17th centuries.



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  • 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.


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

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