Definition of palatial in English:

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palatial

Pronunciation: /pəˈleɪʃ(ə)l/

adjective

Resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid: her palatial apartment in Mayfair
More example sentences
  • He didn't foresee the palatial palaces of today where the punter can see live racing.
  • The tin shacks of the township are within a few hundred metres of palatial houses - rich and poor have become unwilling neighbours.
  • But this fine basin has not been bought for one of the region's stately homes or the palatial residence of a multi-millionaire.

Derivatives

palatially

adverb
Example sentences
  • The hotel offers 75 palatially proportioned guest rooms set in the tranquility of a secluded, lush, tropical garden.
  • The main-level master suite is complete with its own fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and a palatially scaled marble-finished bathroom.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin palatium 'palace' (see palace) + -al.

Words that rhyme with palatial

abbatial, craniofacial, facial, fascial, glacial, interracial, multiracial, primatial, racial, spatial

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Line breaks: pa¦la|tial

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