palatial

[ puh-ley-shuhl ]
/ pəˈleɪ ʃəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a palace: a palatial home.
befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent: a palatial tapestry.

Nearby words

  1. palatal process,
  2. palatal reflex,
  3. palatalize,
  4. palatalized,
  5. palate,
  6. palatinate,
  7. palatine,
  8. palatine artery,
  9. palatine bone,
  10. palatine crest

Origin of palatial

1745–55; < Latin palāti(um) palace + -al1

Related formspa·la·tial·ly, adverbpa·la·tial·ness, nounun·pa·la·tial, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for palatial

palatial

/ (pəˈleɪʃəl) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable for a palace; sumptuous
Derived Formspalatially, adverbpalatialness, noun

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Word Origin and History for palatial

palatial

adj.

1754, from French palatial "magnificent," from Latin palatium (see palace). Related: Palatially.

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