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American English: /ˈrɔɪ(ə)l/
British English: /ˈrɔɪəl/

Translation of royal in Spanish:


  • 1 (monarchic) the royal assent (in UK)
    la sanción real
    the royal we
    Example sentences
    • The play is about Anastasia Romanov, a member of the Russian royal family, after the fall of the Russian monarchy in 1918.
    • As well as the Queen Mother, the queen and her husband Prince Philip, most other members of the royal family are due to attend the funeral.
    • Boromo Trailokanat resolved the question of succession by ranking every member of the royal family in relation to the reigning monarch.
  • 2 (magnificent)
    Example sentences
    • There is more to Rajasthan than just its royal splendour or amazing camel rides through never-ending sand dunes.
    • Certainly there was a royal quality to the servings - I struggled to finish them.
    • The people of Tory Island and their King were treated to a royal welcome in Monasterevin last weekend.
  • 3 (American English) [colloquial]
    (as intensifier)
    soberano [colloquial]
    he was given a royal kicking
    le dieron una soberana pateadura [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • A right royal rumpus has erupted over York's Golden Jubilee Rugby League Festival after a team from Oxford tried once again to muscle in on the event.
    • The princess wants to run away, much to the King and Queen's concern, and only our hero can prevent a right royal row.
    • Last Tuesday her dedication and hard work received a right royal accolade.


  • [colloquial]
    miembro (masculine or feminine) de la familia real
    Example sentences
    • At 11.10 am Royal Family members, foreign royals and members of the Queen Mother's family will be seated.
    • At the Abbey, members of the Royal Family, foreign royals, members of the Bowes Lyon family and other blood relatives move in procession to their seats.
    • Some 35 members of the Royal Family and 25 foreign royals were there to pay a personal tribute.
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